sauerbruch hutton

linking color and materials to form an unified whole: “trying to find a profound material quality in the color and to link colored areas with the surface characteristics of the materials involved. the surface structure of the ceramic rods can only be discerned from close up. from further away, the individual rods combine to form large areas of neutralized color, which creates the impression of a large abstract painting with three different color zones. the combination of materiality, color and color composition produces a completely new, oscillating building surface.” explains luisa hutton and matthias sauerbruch.



they continue: “the color selection remains a dynamic process right up to the end. colors influence one another,which means that in a process like this, the color concept as a whole needs to be in place before you give the green light for particular colors.”they develop color palettes intuitively but proceed systematically. they use models and drawings to simulate the color palette and try to dissociate their emotions from perception. they test the colors in situ using a model facade one a scale of 1:1.

source: chroma, design, architecture and art in color barbara glasner, petra schmidt