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I was randomly handed Yellow-Green hue to create a color story. Living in New York surrounded by the neutral concrete Jungle I wanted to visualiz… Read More
I was randomly handed Yellow-Green hue to create a color story. Living in New York surrounded by the neutral concrete Jungle I wanted to visualize this color of nature into the built environment and that's how Brio came along. ***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. Read Less
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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.
Cover Design: I photographed the yellow green hue by dropping it into water to express the meaning of Brio.
 
Color Wheel 
Hue Photographic Studies 
 
One bright night, I was amazed to see this view from my window when the New York City night lights reflected in the calm, almost still, Hudson water, displaying a beautiful medley of colors. Having given this assignment to make an innovative and unconventional color wheel with photographic studies, I was facinated to see all the hues of the color wheel reflected in the water. It was like sparkling jewels in the musical silhouette of the architecturally magnificent city. These colors reminded me of the quote: 
 
“Why do two colors, put 
one next to the other, sing? 
Can one really explain this? 
No. 
Just as one can never learn how to paint.” 
Pablo Picasso
 
Gray Scale Study 
 
This picture not only best represents my gray scale study but also expresses the feeling that drove me to the idea of introducing Brio (yellow-green) to architecture. Walking down this amazingly spectacular concrete jungle in Manhattan, I pondered as to why the architectural world around me was so neutral. 
Goethe said, “Architecture is frozen music”. The neutrals and grays make the frozen music seem to lack liveliness. Hence the black and white picture, to articulate that feeling. I want to add liveliness to this concrete jungle, and what better hue to do that than… yellow-green. Yellow-green represents life in nature. Inspired by yellow-green and its color harmonies found in nature, I wanted to bring these beautiful color palettes into the built world. 
 
 
Brio’s Split Complementary 
Color Harmony 
 
Richard Serra’s art work at the Museum of Modern Art is bold, large and neutral.
It mesmerizes the viewers with its enormity and juxtaposition. 
Adding hues to this would need a rich palette. yellow-green’s split complementary harmony offers such a palette – yellow-green, red and violet. These colors are mostly found in pairs in nature but rarely together. Bringing these colors together gives the abstract art a new dimension; making it more dynamic.