Margarita Asylgaraeva, Nikita Luchinin, Sergey Startsev


Fast and extensive transformation of cities is a quite widespread practice nowadays, but it has a disadvantage in affecting the quality of architectural spaces. The main task of architecture, i.e. space arrangement, shall address not only physical needs for comfort, but also visual ones. By means of facade color schemes, it is possible to make a positive impact on the human psychological condition and create a more favorable visual environment. A great number of developers also represents one of the main issues of such large-scale city transformation. At the design stage, the appearance of a new project is not always aligned with the appearance of the existing buildings.
Based on the experience of architects and theoreticians in coloristics and psychology of the spatial environment, modern districts of Saint Petersburg located both in the city and in its vicinity were selected for the analysis conducted in this paper. The study involves identifying the color schemes used as well as a possible impact of such choice on the community. Recommendations on improving the visual architectural space are given.


Color environment, coloristics, psychology of the spatial environment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23968/2500-0055-2018-3-2-3-15


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