27 March 2018

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Catastrophe Colours

Bnkr, Munich

– 22 April 2018

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The power of the media is well known, not least because of the visual power of images – especially those portraying catastrophes. However, our brain apparently takes less note of the concrete images themselves than it does their colour spectra. The architects Gonzalez Haase AAS have taken advantage of this fact to develop “Catastrophe Colours”, which have now been translated into space by June 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge and Chermayeff at the Bnkr in Munich.



 

Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase presented their research on the Catastrophe Colours as part of the exhibition “How Soon Is Now” as early as 2014. For the exhibition they analysed  images of catastrophes and extracted the dominant colours from them. Their aim was to create a counterpoint to the cheerful colours and names of colours that the industry offers with a model that provokes a more conscious use of colour in architecture.

Studio June 14 takes up the Catastrophe Colours and combines them for the exhibition into new colour charts named after various catastrophic events: the Middle East Conflict, Vietnam War, Cold War, Nuclear Disaster, Oil Spills and Terrorism. They are structured in such a way that the different colour charts only harmonise when there is a political connection, whereby these abstract relationships are then reflected in the designed interiors. In the exhibition, the Catastrophe Colours can be experienced in three designed rooms.

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