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Examining the use of Urban Colour in the Hardscape of Outdoor Public Spaces

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dc.contributor.advisor Landman, Karen Pederson, Carol Beth 2012-05-15T18:20:16Z 2012-05-15T18:20:16Z 2012-05 2012-05-07 2012-05-15
dc.description.abstract Colour contributes to our everyday experience. The purpose of this research is to explore how landscape architects can use colour in the hardscape of outdoor public spaces to enhance functionality and human experience. Based on a literature review of architectural history and current trends in western architecture and landscape architecture, a Colour Assessment Framework for urban parks was developed to assess functionality of colour in outdoor spaces. Using this framework along with photo documentation, colour treatment of three contemporary parks in Europe was assessed. Results revealed various techniques of colour application in hardscape features that delineated spaces based on the categories of spatiality, identity, relativity, and instrumentality. This research is valuable because it allows designers to consider how the positive attributes of colour can be better incorporated into design to improve landscape function and human experience. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aesthetics en_US
dc.subject Built Environment en_US
dc.subject landscape architecture en_US
dc.subject parks en_US
dc.title Examining the use of Urban Colour in the Hardscape of Outdoor Public Spaces en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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