I was randomly handed Yellow-Green hue to create a color story. Living in New York surrounded by the magnificient neutral concrete Jungle I wanted to visualize this color of nature into the built environment and that's how Brio came along.
Story of Brio
....adding yellow-green note to the frozen music!
Yellow-green manifests Vigor. Vivacity. A zesty liveliness. It is not only the color of life, but also a spirited way of life. I call it Brio...
An oasis in a desert, a sprout budding through snow, and first leaves of spring are the yellow-greens that represent the soothing presence of life. They bring along cheerfulness and spirit. Brio is the spirit of life.
In the human world, in the world of design, it is used in various mediums and representations. But I feel, surprisingly, it is not boldly and very widely used in architecture.
As per Goethe, ‘Architecture is Frozen Music’. I want to add a lively and zesty note to this frozen music; make it a spirited and cheerful experience. In this study I attempt to reintroduce yellow-green to architecture, as Brio!
Architecture is indeed frozen music. The silhouette of a city will depict the musical notes frozen in time. Beautiful, fluid structures are like flowing music. A built structure or space can create a certain environment like music can create a certain state of mind.
But architectural structures and cities widely use neutrals and grays, creating a concrete jungle. My attempt here is to bring a nature inspired color palette to the dominantly neutral world of architecture and interior design, to add to it a zesty and dynamic note.***I have photographed the works of great Architects and Artists (Daniel Libeskind, Richard Serra) and structures, interiors at Museum of Modern Arts (Washington DC), Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto). I have edited some of the photographs to visualize the effects of colors in these structures and artworks, with the sole intention of manifesting the effects colors can bring even in the most spectacular works. I mean no disrespect to these artworks or artists.
All photographs in this book have been photographed by me. Please do not reproduce or use these photographs without prior consent.