"The primary merit for the picture is to be a feast for the eyes." Delacroix
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
- Steve Jobs
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." –Dr. Albert Einstein "Wonder is comes from the awareness of ignorance of religious mass"
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Icona is a colourful building which overlooks the Olympic aquatic centre in London and is within 300m of the proposed stadium.
The architects decided a scheme clad with a brightly coloured fa√ßade to cement its prominent status. Inspiration for the elevations came from studying the work of artist Donald Judd, particularly his use of bold, regular forms, strong colours and industrial materials to create art that emphasized purity of colour, form, space and materials.
Icona includes 249 units of which 87 are affordable housing for East Homes. The affordable homes all use the same materials and style as the open market homes making it a tenure blind development. There are three buildings that make up the development, an 18-storey tower and two other buildings at seven and four storeys. Underground parking is provided, as is over 920sq m of commercial space, which includes a residents‚Äô gym.
Icona has already collected a Silver Seal of Excellence at the NHBC Pride in the Job awards.