Modular Madness: Café "The Corner"
Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:21 PM
When I first read about this contest, I knew I had to participate. So here's my entry:
It's a bar on a corner in a Dutch town. It is called "'t Hoekje"(which means "The little corner"), for obvious and multiple reasons. It was built in the 19th century in the Dutch renaissance-revival style, and afterwards an extension with a sunroof was added to provide more seating for the café. This was actually the first part I built, due to the fact that I wanted to do something with the solar panel pieces. It has two typically Dutch 'neck gables':
I added the piano to show the purpose of the hoist beam on top of the gable.
It also features a complete interior, with the actual bar on the first floor:
The interior of the extension can be seen here:
On the second floor there is a bachelor pad with a living room/kitchen (and a separate sleeping chamber):
There is also an attic, but this doesn't have an interior, although the piano may find its place there, if it fits through the window...
There are more pictures on my flickr-account.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:34 AM
Edited by TheBricktator, 05 July 2012 - 01:35 AM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:31 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:51 AM
It's called snir 45 and was developped bij Eric Amzallag.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:25 PM
The floor pattern is my favorite though
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:27 PM
I like everything, especially the glass roof and the black concrete sticks (sorry, I even don't know the French for such things) : they are brillant.
Good job !
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:09 PM
Good job !
I'm not sure what the English name for them is, probably something unpoetic like "crash pole", but I think that's what the yellow posts on either side of the garage on the Fire Brigade are.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:39 PM
I also like how you used the short stairs to raise your bar level so you could have the diagonal floor treatment. I don't think it would have been quite as interesting if you had a door leading to the outside from that room with the floor being raised just one brick level.
As far as your neck gables, how do you have the upside down price of persia arches attached? Despite my entry being a big box, I like how your shape isn't filling the vertical space with a big box. Good parts usage with those rectangular cross-braced pieces (whatever the offical term is) on cafe's covered patio; I like not only how you didn't feel like you had to use them on the left side, but also how you simulated a sliding-widow with the two window pieces.
I knew what the posts on the gables were for, but do dutch buildings really use different ones on the same structure (square and round on yours)? I guess in this case it was two individual buildings that were converted into a single business.
Very nice techniques here and the bar keeps getting raised.
Judging is going to be really hard.
Edited by gotoAndLego, 05 July 2012 - 05:43 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:30 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:57 PM
They're attached with clips on the backside.
I just tried to make the two gables different in a lot of details, to keep them interesting. For a part, they need to be different because of the different scale (12 studs vs. 16 studs).
Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:06 AM
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