Café & art gallery, Chicago, Illinois
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Theory Statement: The use of color in architecture can be a source of symbolic meaning that stimulates the design of a place for the expression of human emotions. Theory Paragraph: The integration of color within a facility can enhance and personalize the environment. Color creates harmony and rhythm and by using this as an orienting device it can identify specific areas of a facility. Color will act not only as an aesthetical element, but also as a means of creating order and as a way to link the facility to its natural surroundings. Context & Facility Paragraph: A cafe/art gallery would be a facility that would benefit from the use of color simply because people are \ery responsive to color. This type of facility would also allow for diverse groups of people to come meet friends, read a newspaper, or write a novel. The facility will consist of 200 seats for the cafe and 1500 sq.ft for the gallery. Chicago is a good location for this facility because it consists of a large population of people where diversity and self-expression are fluent. This would be the place where culture and people would come together.