Creating a chromatic atmosphere: The colour design process of the new Koivusaari neighbourhood in Helsinki

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Pyykkö, Saara 2019-04-02T06:54:37Z 2019-04-02T06:54:37Z 2019-03-15
dc.identifier.citation Pyykkö , S 2019 , ' Creating a chromatic atmosphere: The colour design process of the new Koivusaari neighbourhood in Helsinki ' Journal of the International Colour Association , vol. 23 , pp. 3-14 . en
dc.identifier.issn 2227-1309
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dc.description.abstract This study explores a colour design project of a new neighbourhood, Koivusaari, in Helsinki, Finland. The author has worked as the colour designer of this area and analysed the design process and the used colour design methods. The research questions are 1) How to design the colours of a new neighbourhood, and which methods are used at each planning stage? 2) How to design the atmosphere of a new neighbourhood with architectural colours? This paper describes the colour design process of Koivusaari and compares it with two previously documented urban-scale colour design projects. The Koivusaari project has a distinctive character, because the design target is to design colours for the design guidelines and not for directly to the existing architecture or the facades. The practice-led study has identified eight steps. The first steps of the colour design process are quite similar to the other compared projects. The analyses of the landscape, townscape and colourscape in different seasons and weather have given information about how to integrate a new residential area to the landscape. The chromatic atmosphere of the surrounding landscape and the experience-based envisioning of the new architecture were the basis for the design guidelines and new identity of the neighbourhood. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.extent 3-14
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Colour Association (AIC)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the International Colour Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 23 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.subject.other 211 Architecture en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.title Creating a chromatic atmosphere: The colour design process of the new Koivusaari neighbourhood in Helsinki en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword colour
dc.subject.keyword colour design
dc.subject.keyword architecture
dc.subject.keyword atmosphere
dc.subject.keyword design guidelines
dc.subject.keyword urban design
dc.subject.keyword environmental colour design
dc.subject.keyword colour research
dc.subject.keyword Architecture
dc.subject.keyword 211 Architecture
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201904022452
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