The Prahran Hotel isn’t actually a hotel at all; it’s a pub, and an amazing one at that. Renovations were recently completed on the project, and it’s up and running with a giant street-facing wall made from concrete pipes that now serve as booths.
The renovation was designed by Melbourne-based Techné Architects, who incorporated natural materials, reclaimed wood, interior plants and lots of natural lighting.
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Concrete Mode is a Thailand-based company that creates incredibly sturdy totes, bags and pencil cases the discarded bags used to transport concrete. Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on earth and more than half of all the world’s concrete consumption occurs in Asia. Besides immense CO2 emissions, concrete consumption produces waste when transporting it via bags. Instead of these bags ending up in landfill, Concrete Mode’s founders believe these bags should be repurposed into useful, fun, and fashionable items. After a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, they’ve been at work producing the bags and have even tested out a prototype umbrella from the salvaged fabric.
via Concrete Mode Repurposes Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.