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Guess the Architecture for 8/1/2017

Posted August 01, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

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08/01/2017 2:02 PM

Crate and Barrel HQ?

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08/01/2017 3:28 PM

I think I would like to go there for dinner tonight....

And sit in this booth :

Oh, wait.., never mind, it's on the other side of the darn planet. Oh well.

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08/01/2017 4:38 PM

come on. you have the money, right?

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08/01/2017 6:25 PM

yea, nope....

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08/01/2017 2:25 PM

Just goes to show what can be done with left-overs.

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08/01/2017 2:27 PM

I think it's a pretty cool use of concrete water pipes.

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08/01/2017 4:37 PM

Yes, the place doesn't look cheesy at all, I guess those are really beeg pipas.

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08/02/2017 1:13 AM

I hope that one on the left is well attached!

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08/02/2017 12:06 PM

It would not be as funny to wake up in the middle of the night rolling down the street, if that was a guest room!

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08/02/2017 12:08 PM

I can just see them rolling off, one row at a time, down the street. Just like the 3 stooges with the barrels on the delivery wagon.

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08/02/2017 4:28 PM

Is it the Barney Google Residence, by the Ted Mack Design Company ?...

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08/07/2017 11:26 AM

JPool was correct this week in guessing the Prahran Hotel in Melbourne. In an interview with Open Journal, Justin Northrop, the project architect and director of Techne Architecture and Interior Design, explained that the idea of a façade composed of stacked concrete piping stemmed from “thinking about how to incorporate art deco circular motifs into the design” since they are “prevalent in the original part of the pub at the front.”

"The standard drainage pipes with customized steel reinforcing and connection points were individually pre-fabricated in a factory in Laverton, transported to site by truck and craned into position,” Northrop said.

The pipes lend themselves to more than a dramatic façade, as you can see from JPool’s pictures. They offer unique booths for drinking and dining and direct the eye from the front of the structure to the interior courtyard that was a required element in the project brief.

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