This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

Concrete pipes never looked so inviting. At the Prahran Hotel, a pub in Australia, stacks of pre-cast concrete tubes have been turned into cozy, wood-paneled 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]

Photos by Peter Clarke photography

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy

This Pub Built With Concrete Pipes is Surprisingly Elegant and Cozy