Farmland Shed Converted to Modern, Self-Sustainable Cabin

Repurposing a building and enhancing its intended use often yields beautiful results. The Pump House sits on a farmland property in rural Victoria, Australia, and was originally just a storage shed for its owners. Branch Studio Architects, a local firm, transformed the once-innocuous structure into a modern lakeside retreat.

From afar, the exterior looks like a black box with dark panels of corrugated iron on either side of the completely-glazed front and rear walls. These floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to fill the living space and offer incredible views of the lush countryside that surrounds it. The timber-lined interior features an open-plan living room with a wood-burning stove in the kitchen.

The Pump House is a self-sustainable building. In addition to the stove, it utilizes tanks to collect and recycle rainwater, and solar panels to power the house. This makes it possible for residents to go "off the grid" and appreciate all that nature has to offer while still enjoying some modern conveniences.











Branch Studio Architects website
via [iGNANT]





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

  Every December, Britain’s Tate Modern debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

Read Article


December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter