Architectural aspects of color, based on the fate of color during architectural history

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


1 Ph.D. candidate at the department ‎‎of Architecture. Architecture and Urban Planning Faculty. Shahid Beheshti University. Tehran. Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Accidents and Reconstruction, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University.Tehran. Iran.

3 Professor of Architecture. Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Shahid Beheshti University. Tehran.Iran


In most of today's living spaces, the dominant tendency of ideas about color indicates a kind of ignorance and rejection. The result of this tendency has been the creation of colorless neutral or unbalanced colored spaces. While our living experiences of built spaces as well as historical evidence prove the presence of color as an essential aspect of architecture. Now, the use of color as an emotional and inevitable aspect of architecture requires knowledge that not only causes the conscious presence of color on the body of architecture, but also adds color to the structure of architecture. Although , the existing documents do not contain all the aspects and dimensions of thinking about color in history. but, the citation of statements and surviving architectural works has placed the manifestation of color on the mass of architecture in the domination of the two dominant ideas of chromophilia and color avoidance. The achievement of this reflection is first to separate the concept of architectural color from other fields of its presence and then to explain its architectural aspects in such a way that it transforms color into an architectural structural aspect.