Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Soccer Orange

You may have noticed that the Soccer World Cup (or Football, as it is called outside the US) is currently going on in South-Africa. One of the participating countries is Holland. The Dutch national color is orange. The Dutch Royal family is called the 'House of Orange'. It is also the color of the national soccer team. The Dutch take their adoration of the Dutch soccer team, along with their use of orange, to the extreme. Here's what a street in a small town looks like during the weeks of the world cup.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fitzroy High School

I came across images of the new Fitzroy High School in Melbourne, Australia. It has a stunning facade of colors in a horizontal grid.The architects, McBride Charles Ryan, have been awarded the Grand Prix title at the 2010 Dulux Colour Awards for their design, with judges praising their use of colour to “enrich the learning environment”.
The project, which was the winner in the Commercial Interior category, was commended for its use of colour both as a way-finder and an aesthetic, with paint choices providing a connection between interior and exterior areas of the school.
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