The Prahran Hotel has been given a stunning update with Techne Architects‘ creative use of concrete pipes as intimate spaces for patrons. Visible from inside and out, the cylindrical shape mirrors the 1940s art-deco style of the original building and is also reminiscent of kegs. With tones of bright green, dark leather and wood, interior designer Bianca Baldi has harmoniously integrated the new space with the original hotel. The most striking feature is the second level of seating looking out over the elevated garden that runs the length of the addition, creating a feeling of height and space that is rare in the pub scene.

all photos: Peter Clarke