Architecture

Home Architecture

The Grand Old Lady of Melbourne’s Abbotsford


The Grand Old Lady wasn’t looking at her best when Techné got to work, and the brief was to give the place a thorough overhaul while still retaining plenty of the old character.

In this spirit the 1923 heritage protected façade was restored, while retaining the well-known green paint job, and old parts of the interior have been replaced with modern interpretations; an example is the Art Deco front bar. Never a place to take itself too seriously, The Terminus has continued in that vein by adding the kitsch Paris Tropical upstairs bar. The encroachment of high-rise building all around had started to choke the neighbourhood a bit, so Techné decided to combat this by adding a lush green garden area in which locals could escape the surrounding concrete jungle.


Punters can rest assured that the beer is up to snuff as well, as the unpasteurised Carlton Draught on tap here comes straight from the brewery located just two minutes down the road. Here’s to the return of the Grand Old Lady.

Source: we-hearth

Modern Extension House will inspire you

Day Bukh Architects have made an extension to a semi-detached home in Sydney, Australia.
The back extension with wood slats cantilevers from the house and provides shade for the small patio below.

THE RIVERSIDE BY NEW FRONTIER TINY HOMES


This stunning, Scandinavian-inspired tiny house is by New Frontier Tiny Homes of Nashville, Tennessee.

Called the Riverside, this 246 sq ft home is a turnkey model and has everything you need to move in right away. The home has a full kitchen, a full bathroom, a living room space, and two loft spaces; one for sleeping and another for storage.

The home’s living room space comes with a foldable table that can turn the space into a dining room or work space. Throughout the home’s interior are hints of Scandinavian flair, in addition to maple ply walls and walnut flooring. In the kitchen you’ll find granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Additionally, the come comes with a two-burner induction cooktop (with an option to place it in a drawer), a fridge and freezer and a custom trash can cabinet drawer.

The home’s exterior features cedar board stained with a unique ebony color. There’s also a metal roof, an exterior storage box, and a small front porch. Additionally, the home sits on a triple-axle trailer and is perfectly mobile.






The home is currently priced at $79,000 and is move-in ready.

By: tinyhousetown

10 Amazing Architecturally Staircases around the World

These amazing stairs might even make you stand up to your fear of heights.
While we’ve seen some pretty impressive staircases inside homes, a three-bedroom cottage just doesn’t offer the opportunity to be so, shall we say … adventurous with stairs. But go outside, where the space and the architectural opportunities have no bounds, and you can create some really cool — almost death-defying — stair designs. Take a look at some of the most impressive around the world:

Some pics source by: housebeautiful

1. “Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain” in Duisburg, Germany

Created out of zinc and steel by the German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, this 69-foot tall staircase feels like a walkable roller coaster. Physics (and a no-entry sign) will stop you from making it over the the loop, but there are LED lights built into the handrails so visitors can appreciate this 249-step climb even at night.

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