Add Some Color With These 5 Brightly Colored Houses
Modern design doesn’t have to mean neutral tones.
Above: On a wooded plot in Arkansas, the architecture firm Silo AR+D erected a radiant live-work home that announces its nocturnal presence by projecting colored light from concealed LED fixtures. The home’s tone can be manipulated and controlled via smartphone. Photo by Timothy Hursley
A polycarbonate wall by Lexan Thermoclick adds bright color to a 1,000-square-foot studio, which sits adjacent to a 890-square-foot cabin on this Marblemount, Washington property. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures. The bright green paint on its facade contrasts with the Cor-Ten steel cladding. Photo by Richard Leo Johnson, Atlantic Archives
In León, Mexico, Adrián López Menduett sought to create an architecturally adventurous apartment building made of 36 shipping containers. He repainted each container in its original hue, creating a prismatic exterior. Courtesy of Jaime Sicila