Digital Recording: Exterior

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The sidewalk on Peachtree Street isn’t like normal sidewalks on average Atlanta streets. These sidewalks are tiled with designs. This shows how the designers wanted Peachtree Street to have a different feel from other parts of Atlanta. Even most of the streets have these patterns. So from the ground to the top of the building there is a sense of elegance and superiority.


Digital Recording: Exterior

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First off I almost got arrested for taking this picture, but I am stubborn so I took it anyway. These are flags of various countries. This place doesn’t seem to fit in with the general aesthetic of Peachtree Street. It just kind of pops out from the glamorous and elegant buildings. It is a big area guarded by a security guard sitting right next to a CVS.

Digital Recording: Exterior

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This is a great example of the huge signs across many building at Peachtree street. This sign shows the contrast between flashy colors and elegant simple colors of some establishments. The Westin is a high end hotel and you can tell just by the crisp smooth edges of the building and sign as well as the plain and dull colors.

Digital Recording: Exterior

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This is a sign that was outside of a restaurant. It is a bright color which is deliberate. This is smart and effective, the sign caught my eye immediately. The sign is also right in the path were people walk on the side walk. This is smart because a person has no chose but to look at the sign. There are a lot of these signs up and down Peachtree street.

Field Notes: Exterior

 February 9 , pm

  • Walking up Ellis Street to Peachtree Street
    • the buildings on the walk up are old
    • there is actually a homeless shelter on the left of the street
  • Intersection of Peachtree Street and Ellis
    • As soon as you get to Peachtree Street you can tell
      • High buildings
      • Busy traffic a lot of people walking
      • A more elegant landscape.
  • Start to walk
    • A lot of high signs that have lights and are colorful
    • All the business signs are various colors and huge
  • The people are all dressed in business clothes, vase contrast between the variety of homeless people on pervious streets
  • Smell
    • Different restaurants smell colliding
    • Car exhaust
    • A burning smell
    • Cigarette smoke
    • And just the general smell of the city
  • Every building has its own unique aspects but all are modern with a clean look
  • Hear
    • Music from different businesses
    • Cars
    • The steps of people walking on the side walk
    • Bags rustling
    • Bikes
    • Doors opening
  • Almost got arrested for taking a picture of flags by the Peachtree street mall
    • I took it anyway because it was an amazing picture
  • Stopped at John Portman Street
    • Mainly because the buildings and the general look isn’t a nice starting at this point

Annotated Bibliography 1, 2, 3

ZYBACZYNSKI, Veronica Maria. Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions / Urbanism. Arhitectura. Constructii , 2014, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p87-92, 6p. Publisher: National Research & Development Institute URBAN-INCERC.

This article puts an emphasis on the importance of preserving color and the effects that it has on the local environment. Local color is the most important aspect. Green defines local color as “all sights, sounds, smells and tastes, impressions of space and time, physical meetings and social interactions that individual experiences in space”. The local color distinguishes one city from the other giving each city its own identity. The factors that help in this process are historical, culture, technological & economical, and social factors. The older and more complex the city the more of an identity it will have. The author suggested that the identity of the city can be seen through various characteristics like the color of streets, buildings, traffic signs, vegetation, and vehicles. This article does a good job of exampling the identity of a place but it would of been more effective if it had pictures to example what it is it is saying. The article also ties in perfectly with the research of the effects of color and lighting that I am currently researching, by showing how color can positively affect the exterior built environment of a particular place.

A picture of an exterior built environment in Atlanta. The park has many different colors lighting top the night giving it a certain feel.

Hyodo, Jamie. Advances in Consumer Research. 2011, Vol. 39, p858-867. 10p. 6 Charts. , Database: Business Source Complete

The author begins by stating that color is clearly everywhere and depending on the variations in the color scheme it can have a different effect on a person’s mood. He then explains a very detailed experiment and calculation of the effect of color. Which emphasized that “cool colors lead to affective pleasure responses more strongly than the warm colors and warm colors lead to affective arousal responses more strongly than the cool colors.” The author then explains how the same color can mean something different to various cultures, genders, and races. But no matter the person’s background,in general, cool colors make people feel pleasure. And warm colors make people feel excitement. An example is then used to show how this happens, it’s exampled how stores and businesses use this to attract consumers. This article did a wonderful job of exampling the different aspects of colors and its direct relation to mood, which connects to the research that I doing on color in a built environment.

This is a picture of a very colorful restaurant. Every aspect of the built environment has some sort of color in it. And from one place you can feel a particular mood.


Poore, Patricia. Old-House Interiors. Jun2012, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p58-61. 4p. , Database: MasterFILE Elite

The author focuses on the color schemes that people choose when they decide paint their homes. He gives a series of the do’s and don’ts in picking those colors. And suggests looking out for different aspects before picking the color scheme of a home. The most empathized suggestion is picking colors that blend well with the existing color scheme of the neighborhood so that it doesn’t clash. The author does a good job of explaining exactly how to choose between the various colors. The article also tells the person to consider 5 major elements with the color scheme, which are body, major trim, minor trim, sash, and accents. An array of pictures is used to show the reader exactly how to utilizes these five elements. These pictures capture many homes from different vantage points. Showing the color on the homes as well as the background of the homes. In all of these pictures the homes tie together perfectly with its background. This was well written and fully exampled the concept, of color and its effects on homes. This ties in hand in hand with the research that I am doing on color and relates directly to the two previous sources that I have annotated.

This buildings incorporation of color is simple yet bold at the same time, and all the different homes tie together.


Question? Checking Points

I’ve tried accessing the site to check my points in class a few times, but for some reason I can’t figure it out. I may be going to the wrong site. What is the name of the site that we can go to access points?

Reading Summary One: Tapestry of Space: Domestic Architecture and Underground Communities in Margaret Morton’s Photography of a Forgotten New York

Today’s society forces people to feel the need to define and categorize everyone into groups. The group that is discriminated against and misunderstood the most is the homeless population. In the Tapestry of Space Nersessova focuses on the homeless population and many different elements of the homelessness as a whole. She raises questions in the reader’s mind like, what is homelessness and is any one truly homeless? In her article she focuses on an array of different topics. The role of the urban photographer, the rejection of imperialism, what is public space vs city attractions, and lastly the domestic architecture. The portion of the article on Domestic Architecture is key in understanding the basis of the article, because throughout it she hones in on why people are labeled as homeless and subliminally questions the meaning of that

The main reason that people are labeled as homeless is because they don’t own their property. Nersessova points out that in reality “many people don’t own their own property” (37). Would a college professor who rents a thousand dollar a month apartment be considered homeless? Though these homeless individuals don’t own their own property they should be considered their homes even more so than some renting out pent houses in New York City, “because they physically create them and emotional invest in the process of the home building.” (42). The homeless individuals use other people’s trash and scrapes to create shielding pieces of architecture.

The homeless don’t only create the structures for their homes they also personalize them. Their homes have been decorated, they have pets, gardens, and do everything that they can to make them comfortable. Nersessova brings up the ebjljlllxample of Pepe from Morton’s book who is constantly renovating his home with material from his surrounds and various tools. His home becomes a “complex piece of domestic architecture.” In the end his home was demolished because of the fact that his home along with other homeless people’s homes are seen as worthless and thus get no government protection.



Nersessova establishes that the homeless homes are theirs because they make it and personalize it. Because of these deep relationships with their homes a homeless persons dwelling often resemble “its inhabitant” describing “the closeness one has to something he or she builds.” (41). She using Mr. Lee as an example of this bond between homeless person and home. Even after his death by fire in his home was still tied to his home, through the décor, and personal items that scattered about. If a structure ties to a person so deeply that it is recognizably theirs after death should that not be considered their home?


Nersessova article is highly intellectual and the different elements of it break Morton’s study, on the homeless in in The Tunnel underground, a ground breaking way. She examples how the homeless are more than just a group of roaming nomad people who are ‘the worst of life…drunks, vagrants, prostitutes, wild-eyed men with matted hair and beard who may well be insane. (31).


NERSESSOVA, IRINA. “Tapestry Of Space: Domestic Architecture And Underground  Communities In Margaret Morton’s Photography Of A Forgotten New York.” Disclose.23 (2014): 26. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 20 Nov. 2015