This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy

This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy

Concrete pipes never looked so inviting. At the Prahran Hotel, a pub in Victoria, Australia, stacks of pre-cast concrete tubes have been turned into cosy, wood-panelled booths for sharing a pint or two. From the outside, they look like kegs (get it?) or portholes — in any case, nothing remotely as dystopian as the phrase “concrete pipes” might evoke.

The redesign is the work of Melbourne-based Techne Architects. We first wrote about the hotel last summer, but a whole cache of photographs was recently posted to designboom, and we had to share these gorgeous views. Scroll down for your tour. [designboom]

Pictures: Peter Clarke photography

This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy
This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy
This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy
This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy
This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy
This Australian Pub Built With Concrete Pipes Is Surprisingly Elegant And Cosy