Art in Architecture
Colors of the sky
Martigny, Octodure middle school, color concept
Architects : les ateliers du passage
Pictures : Michel Bonvin
At sundown, the light has to travel a greater distance across the atmosphere. First, the blue light, then the yellow are affected until the only light we can see directly from the sun is a reddish-orange.
This color concept integrates itself in the building’s architecture and illustrates the chromatic phenomenon of the sunset. Thus, every floor displays its own shade of color, while each step of the stairs bears a different color, acting as a link, following a celestial gradient.