A sequence of colors and shapes in the space

Josef Albers’ work
UTS tower

The technique I chose was ‘ A sequence of colors and shapes in the space’, which was first developed by Josef Albers. He used a single geometric shape to systematically explore the vast range of visual effects that could be achieved through color and spatial relationships alone. He changed the shapes and structure into simple lines and colors. In order to approach the concept of Josef Albers’ work, I decided to use card paper to redesign a building around UTS. The building that I chose was UTS tower because the tower building has a simple shapes and easy to redesign. First, I cut out a rectangle and tried to folded it as Albers did in his projects. Then I cut out some lines on the paper and folded them in a same shapes to make the UTS tower. In order to make a sense of overlap, I cut the lines and made them intersect to create different visual effect. Finally, I divided the model into two parts and made them intersect to show a sense of hierarchy. In my models, I didn't use the color papers because I thought the contrast between shadows and white papers is also a sequence of colors. Besides that, the sequence of shapes can be seen in different angles.


Josef Albers, Formulation : Articulation, https://goo.gl/images/AF42Mq

Josef Albers M-5, 1954. Machine engraving on black laminated, https://goo.gl/images/Nj8iTT

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