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Cheerful and Vibrant Cubist Home is Certainly One-of-a-Kind
By Wave Avenue on Jul 14, 2013
The Stamberg Aferiat + Associates designed this 1,100 sq. ft. summer home in New York City by incorporating open areas with a smart and trendy color-blocking technique that breaks up the walls. The vibrant colors and illuminated angles of the residence make it very visible from afar, and its inverted rubber roof crowns the home by angling upward rather than down.
From the architects:
Let the line that divides art from architecture be transparent. This project gave us an opportunity to bring our influences, inspirations, aspirations and years of architectural design to bear in one place with only ourselves and our budget to define the boundaries.
Architecture coupled with color can bring joy while providing the basic necessities. Building our own house gave us the leeway to be as bold with our color choices as the work would allow and to push boundaries that few dare, but our choices were always based in serious color theory.
Sir Isaac Newton observed the different behavior of color created with pigment and color created with light. The Impressionists and Fauves experimented with Newtonian principles to create light effects with pigment. These experiments have redefined thoughts on how colors relate to one another. Guided by Newtonian color theory, the intense palette of the house allows richly-colored reflected light to pass through translucent walls, suffusing spaces with a delighting glow.
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