Color Harmony in Urban Environment
The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning,
2011, Volume 10, Issue 22, Pages 192-215
AbstractMany studies have addressed the problem of visual distortion a and disharmony in urban
facades in terms of styles , formations , compositions and materials ... Etc., which reflected
negatively on the urban form and aesthetic character of the city, and as a result of imposing
of colors and clear dissonant in its design harmony .
This research deals with the concept of harmony in architecture in general and urban design in
particular, draw the most important formulas to achieve Color harmony in the urban facades,
the research problem states that "there is no clear perception of the formulas to achieve
color harmony in urban facade ", The research hypothesis in " color harmony may be
achieved in urban facade through selected harmony formulas." Research hypothesis was
tested in an urban housing project adopted, the color as a key element in the design of its
facades, after some necessary adjustments to the application in the program (Adobe
Photoshop CS5), research has concluded the following:
1 - the values of harmony achieved in different form according to the level of Color Harmony
formula approved in the design, which indicates the integration between the relations of
harmony and the formula of the Color Harmony.
2 – the change of the color harmony formula effects the value of formal harmony..
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