With the Kahuka Koffee, Andrew Tate (aka snaillad) proves once again that he is a master of the large buildings. The Kahuka Koffee is six storeys (including the roof) and is named after the cafe located on the ground floor.
I love the variation in the facade of this modular building, with the different windows not just up one side / edge of the building, but across both sides. This is something I always struggle with in my own buildings. In most instances, I end up having the windows framed the same way on each level.
The upper half (white floors and roof) is my favourite part of this building. I particularly like the:
round windows on the second white floor
reddish brown trim above the windows on the lower white floor and the use of the white telescopes for trim on those same windows
curve in the roof, and
contrast between the white facade and the black of the roof.
The other things that caught my eye were the lamp post and the reddish brown double doors on the right hand side of the building. It looks like those doors are brick-built, with the arches sideways to create the semi-circle effects.
The interior of the Kahuka Koffee is also really well done. I like how the display cabinet and open drinks fridge have been done and the use of the different types of seating. The black couches are my favourites, and look like a nice place to enjoy a long black.
Thanks for the inspiration, Andrew! Head over to his Flickr album to see the Kahuka Koffee in high resolution glory.
The Hat Store by Gabriele Rava is one of those buildings with loads of street appeal that immediately draws your attention. It is one of contrasts in terms of colours and details, with the darker, intricate details on the ground floor followed by the lighter middle floor with simpler detailing and then finished off by a bright colour for the top floor which again has more intricate detailing. Despite that (or is it because off that?), it all works really well together to create a striking building.
My favourite details are the windows on the ground floor and the trim at the roof line (the parts with the 1×1 plate with tooth). The brick-built hats are neat too!
I also love the colours in this building. While I wouldn’t have thought to put the yellow and dark orange together, it kind of makes sense when you think of it in terms of them being shades of one another, including the dark red in the awnings on the ground floor.
Snaillad (Andrew Tate) has again shown us his exceptional design skills with the headquarters for the Astrid and Associates Architecture firm. The 1930’s building has been renovated inside and out to showcase the architectural firm’s skills. Judging by the results, I expect they will have plenty of new clients to keep them busy!
My favourite detail on the outside is the way that the ground floor windows on the left have been framed by the arches, followed by the tall window above the entrance. The interior features a modern decor, with a funky meeting table and clever storage for all the architectural drawings.
Head over to the Flickr album for more shots of this beautiful building.
carebear has created stunning corner modular building to provide a garage, storage area and general workshop for his museum. The Garage features a striking facade and three fully furnished floors for parking museum vehicles, storing artefacts and museum staff to prepare, maintain and repair museum exhibits.
One of my favourite details on this building is the way that the roof is done, especially the inclusion of the skylights and the use of the sloped grill pieces:
The Garage is as beautifully done on the inside as it is on the outside, so make sure to check out the whole building in high-resolution on Brickshelf, and then head over to Eurobricks to join the conversation about this stunning building.
Castor-Troy has revealed the third instalment of his contribution to the Paris 1889 Steampunk project he is undertaking with his friend Domino39. Needless to say, it is another stunner from one of my favourite builders.
Head to Flickr to see Castor-Troy’s “The Engineers” in all its high-resolution glory.
Barrie Crossan’s latest MOC, a corner modular building housing a bar and family apartment, has a striking facade and is packed from top to bottom with beautiful details.
As always, Barrie has also paid attention to the presentation of the building. My favourite shot is this close up of the ground floor. It highlights the character of the building and the nice parts usage (NPU), such as the microphones as the top of the bollards. The “Captain’s Daughter” flag (from the London Escape (4193) set) is perfect for this building.
The bar and apartment are both fully furnished, and definitely deserve a closer look. My favourite details are the chandelier and the wood panel wall behind the fireplace in the bar, the laundry and the main bed.
Head over to Flickr for lots more images of this beautiful modular building. Thanks for the inspiration Barrie!
The detailing on these buildings awesome! My favourite building is the corner building, the House of Secret Society of Aviation. I love the glass dome roof and detailing on the tall arched windows. Just perfect!
Alex54 went through three revisions from his original idea for a corner building with a rounded corner tower, to the final building. If my experience is anything to go by, I suspect it was probably closer to thirty iterations! Irrespective, the end result is beautiful.
Alex54 makes great use of the new fence pieces in Sand Green for the upper windows. I also like how he has done the dome on the corner turret, the shopfront windows and the patterned pavement.
Head over to Eurobricks to see and read the journey from the original idea to this final version.