Archinect - Features 2016-08-29T17:54:08-04:00 Working out of the Box: Ioana Urma Archinect 2012-10-03T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-01-09T09:11:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a></strong> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> Color in Architecture — More Than Just Decoration Archinect 2012-07-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-12-08T09:01:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>By Frank H. Mahnke</em></p> <p> Color is an integral element of our world, not just in the natural environment but also in the man-made architectural environment. Color always played a role in the human evolutionary process. The environment and its colors are perceived, and the brain processes and judges what it perceives on an objective and subjective basis. Psychological influence, communication, information, and effects on the psyche are aspects of our perceptual judgment processes. Hence, the goals of color design in an architectural space are not relegated to decoration alone.</p>