Color as a formal design tool.


The work-in-progress research project ColorTracker explores color as a formal design tool. It is a novel software application that processes color composition of a place and transcribes the data into three-dimensional geometries for architectural design. The research comprises two parallel trajectories: a theoretical survey and the software application design. The theoretical survey presents the historical background of color. The project-based research seeks to develop digital methods and techniques that analyze the color compositions of the environment. Subsequently the objective is a novel application software for smart mobile devices in order to demonstrate the potentials of examining the color composition and chromatic parameters of a given environment and how it can contribute to the design.

Presented at the eCAADe 2016 (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) annual conference, Oulu, Finnland.

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