Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pittsburgh Textures

Here is a look at a sampling of textures that I found throughout the city. It seems like most structures are brick or steel, with a few modern twists here and there. The palette is mostly dark, with deep greens and reds, but the bridges also utilize a more pastel color range. Most of the masonry around town is stained with a deep black from the decades of soot- the city's history has imprinted itself onto the urban fabric, giving the buildings a rich character and connecting each structure to its neighbor. It is as if the buildings have lived through some history together, which in turn makes the fabric seem that much more consistent.

Of course greenery is also a huge part of Pittsburgh's character too. With all the parks and mountains covered with trees, it seems like the city consists of greenery nearly as much as man-made urban fabric.

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