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New Silk Road Office — A space where colour palette coordinates with form by HONG Designworks


In the modern home, colour harmonies which are definitely architectural and yet suited to the natural taste and needs.

Designed by HONG Designworks

Photographed by Tan Xiao

Besides a well-known architect, Le Corbusier is also a chromatist. He emphasized many times that colors played an important role in space. Based on his masterpiece Architectural Polychromy, he summarized two colour collections in 1931 and 1959, with 63 colors arranged in different spatial moods. In the article “Purism” he co-authored with Amédée Ozenfant in 1920, he mentioned that shades could be arranged hierarchically and defined the first range of colors as “la grande gamme”, which consists of hues such as ochre, red, brown, white, black, blue, etc. and of course their derivatives. According to Le Corbusier, those shades are stable, powerful and capable of holding the canvas because they can be mixed harmoniously; those are essential colours that can be utilized in all great eras; and those are the ones necessary to express the sense of volume in painting.

Workspace in the new era is a symbol of humanized renewal, which brings pleasant aesthetic experiences and provides an energetic venue that inspires employees. Le Corbusier's artistic theories are often applied to working space design nowadays. The project is a corporate office situated on the 33rd floor of Maike Center, Xi’an High-tech Industries Zone, China. Through adopting a brand-new design approach, the chief designer Dang Ming turned the workplace into an artwork, and injected modernism and humanism into the space to create a unique ambience.