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A unique exhibition opening on 8 September marks the centenary of the birth of one of Brit
Designers in Residence
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Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots
Vitra - Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots at Phi
An exhibition event focusing on current trends in design – particularly interior design. T
Tony Owen designs a new centrepiece for Mooloolaba inspired by Pool with 2 Figures
In designing Aqua Mooloolaba, Tony Owen Partners sought to design a memorable centrepiece for the Australian suburb; a building that would redefine the image of the town and become the new focus and centre of the town during the tourist season but also year round. In order to do this the team reached for a single image that would unify the design and the development as a single powerful statement.
The inspiration for the design came originally from David Hockney’s Pool with 2 Figures painted in 1972. In particular Tony Owen Partners were drawn to the patterns of the ripples in the water as the unifying element in the design of this hotel and residential development. This is carried through the design from the patterning on the façade, the shape of the tower and even the ground paving pattern which unifies the public domain.
At the same time, the team looked to the nea