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