The code proposes a process for selecting and tailoring new colour schemes for Hackney's buildings.
As a process, the code takes inspiration from a "choose your own adventure" format, where users are guided towards a set of colour palettes appropriate to a specific property.
These are based on material considerations including conservation or heritage qualities, building typology (landmarks, blocks, terraced homes), quality of unpainted materials (stone, brick, wood, tiles..) & surrounding context (standalone, cluster..)
As a tool, the code has been developed to treat Hackney's current housing stock and to offer a solution to these building's main features.
The selection and inclusion of colour schemes are intended to disrupt traditional notions of public sector aesthetics - introducing warm, playful complementary colour schemes as opposed to dark, cooler tones traditionally used.
Thank you to our first pilot: Landfield Estate! More to come very soon...
Studio Weave has been commissioned to develop a coordinated approach to the colour schemes across Hackney’s housing estates by producing a design code and colour palette to guide new painting works.
The design code consists of complementary colour palettes and tones which can be selected for different purposes: neutral base colours for large surfaces or facades, more vibrant colours for highlighting remaining paintable features, and bold colours that can be applied to additional detailing or ornamental flourishes. The final combination of colours for particular buildings is not strictly predetermined, instead, the design code draws from a broad family of colours of complementary tones and combinations, allowing for a degree of curated variation and individuality. Check out our first pilot, Landfield Estate proudly displaying its blue chute on Every Road and watch this space for more to come super soon…