AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6
Arch wasiuta reemmakkawi sp22 01 floor plan projected elevations

Chroma Counterculture: Paint, Gas & Glitter in Postwar Domestic Interiors

Paint is a substance that covers every surface we touch from coatings to lacquers and varnishes; it is a ubiquitous form of toxicity in the world to which complex commodity desiring effects were attributed in the post-war. But paint itself is chosen based on physical attributes like the smell, messiness, and outside exposure and visual attributes like sheen, hue, saturation, and value. The combination of these properties and effects transforms it into a marketable product, a fashionable commodity that attracts to the surface before the object.

This proposal is a system of chroma that can apply pigments of various glosses to the interior of a space without recurring to additives and chemicals that enhance its usage. A nozzle detail that applies paint in between two window panes hooked to the gas pipe and pulling from vats of color and metallic pigment around the house introduces an intravenous feeding network and re-thinks the glass detail as the carrier of modernist culture in architecture.