Contemporary architecture reflects the changes taking place, albeit at a rate much lower than that of digital technologies pervading it, and adapt itself to the cultural context interacting or disappearing (dematerialization), emerging in a new form of paints and colored materials or changing to a bright finish and made of interactive displays and smart materials. The Swiss firm Herzog & De Meuron, architects who can skillfully integrate inside these new trials, the client needs and the places identity through the innovative use of technology and traditional materials. The central theme in all of their projects is the exterior of a building, on which experiment with new design approaches and technological solutions using either traditional and innovative materials and technologies, but playing on the perception and visibility of the surfaces compared to the urban context and landscape.
COLOUR TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN HERZOG & DE MEURON’S ARCHITECTURE / Gasparini, Katia. - 1:(2012), pp. 39-54.