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Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Architecture Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street OfficesThe new Danks & Bourke strata commercial building is a refurbishment of a 1960’s concrete furniture warehouse. It is located in the former industrial area of Danks Street, which has lately become a trendy hub for the designer commercial set. The triple-frontage building contains 4,000sqm of office space over two levels, a supermarket and specialty retail stores on the ground floor.

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street OfficesThe vibrant café and retail precinct on the ground floor will be an extension of the working environment. Over recent years Danks Street has evolved into an epicentre of style, colour and the café scene for the creativity set. Tony Owen Partners , who are at the forefront of three-dimensional digital architecture, used this buzz as his inspiration for Danks & Bourke, which should be completed by November.

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices“The building will suit people in creative professions who benefit from a stimulating environment and a more casual working style,” said Mr Owen. “It will be a fun place to work and will have a fluidity that promotes social interaction among occupants.” We sought to explore new territory in office design.  The building consists of smaller strata tenancies around shared lounges, meeting rooms and other facilities. The strata suites which are more like modular pods than offices. These versatile spaces have glass walls at the front and rear, polished concrete floors and private furnished balconies.

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street OfficesBecause the building is so deep, we created a central void space to bring light into the building and create a central street. The central void naturally illuminates the funky lounges, avant-garde sculptures, metallic surfaces, frosted glass walkways and twin tangerine glass conference room boxes. We used translucent signage graphics on all glass surfaces for a consistent design theme throughout. We replaced the existing solid facades with full glazing and balconies. We used the same fluid lines of the interior graphics for the balconies and facades to create a distinctive identity. We explored the use of twisted metal panels for the sun louvers. These louvers change colour from different angles.

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street Offices

Tony Owen Partners | Danks Street OfficesThe fluidity of its lines, bold swatches of colour and ‘contorted’ metal louvres that cast ever-changing shapes and shadows on the facade are in keeping with the artistic precinct, which is the hub of a thriving gallery and design scene.

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Project name: Danks Street Offices
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