Australian Hotel Creatively Reimagines Concrete Pipes as Seating

Australian-based architectural firm Techne has recently redesigned the Prahran Hotel and pub. The process involved the demolition of the rear extension that was built in the 1970’s. It was replaced with a very unique and modern addition. The designers chose to use large concrete pipes as both the pub’s seating and outer facade. The tubes are stacked on top of each other to meet the building's two-story height while still allowing plenty of natural light in through the windows. There are 17 pipes in all. The ones used for customers can hold anywhere from two to twelve guests and are complete with leather seating and timber paneling.

Other unique aspects of this renovation include the large open courtyard that enhances natural light and the concrete half-pipe that has been mounted on steel beams, acting as an alternate dining booth. The interior of the building is a mix of unfinished concrete and metal. This feature helps to contrast the warmth of the natural wood and leather found throughout the structure.

Techne Architect’s website

January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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January 15, 2017

Storybook Landscape Photos Celebrate the Enchanting Beauty of Iceland

The model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are always on the move. Together, they’re known for their Follow Me Away project and recently enchanted us with their fairy tale images of Oregon. In the short time since, Yore and Drysdale packed their bags for Iceland to explore what the picturesque country had to offer. Like other Follow Me Away series, every photograph is simultaneously stunning and mystifying. The grandiose settings will take your breath away.

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