The Architectonic Colour

Polychromy in the Purist architecture of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier said once that “Colour is one of the elements of life, not less so than water or fire”. Then Ssome architects weren’t happy with that, but Le Corbusier and Mondriaan produced an epistle called “Architektur und Malerei”, in that document it was said colour is divided into three levels of intensity: The tone, the colour tone, and the colour, but this, related to the optical effects of the colour in architecture. Everything must be in the lowest intensity if it’s going to be used toward mass-produced houses.The most important example of this can be found in the work of Le Corbusier.

Salazar León Selena Margarita  

Group: 2

Faculty of Architecture

Subject:  Reading Comprehension of Documents of Architecture

The Architectonic Colour

Teacher : Covarrubias Flores César Augusto.

February 17th 2015

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