TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Essays and Viewpoint

The design of white and the architecture matter

Paolo De Marco
Universitat Politècnica di Valencia, Spagna
Antonino Margagliotta
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Palermo, Italia
TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design

Published 2018-05-17


  • White,
  • Matter,
  • Material,
  • Architecture

How to Cite

De Marco, P., & Margagliotta, A. (2018). The design of white and the architecture matter. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 16, 113–121.


If color is a material that contributes to constructing architecture, white color determines a particular dimension of the project that corresponds to a precise idea of architecture, with specific principles on spatial and form conception, on ways of working with light; in contemporary architecture, white color still refers to ideologies and specific spatial and linguistic research. So it is interesting to understand its values and reasons, to know the products available for this idea, for which traditional technologies are implemented and new applications are developed with innovative expressive effectiveness.


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