Scot has lamented (for years!) the lack of colour in our architecture. (Here’s an explanation from a PT post in 2014:
… our most revered architect Arthur Erickson (believed) that muted colours were an appropriate response to our northwest-coast climate, that concrete was “the marble of our times,” (and so) established an aesthetic norm for the profession.
Scot did a four-part series on colour in Seattle, starting here, and has recently noticed where colour is embraced in our architecture: social housing. A quick survey of recent developments:
He asks: “Why do we have to rely on our social housing developments to provide the colour on our highrise buildings?”