Architectural Showcase

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!

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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.

Thanks for the inspiration, Snaillad!

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Rua Amarelo

While inspired by a recent visit to Portugal, the gorgeous Rua Amarillo carries snaillad’s (Andrew Tate’s) distinctive styling and is instantly recognisable as being one of his beautiful creations.

I love the colour and styling of the facade on the building on the left, which houses a pastry shop.  It also has a great design for the shopfront window and the brick built door for the building entrance.

The building on the right houses a hat store and features some very clever white trim on the facade, with some sideways brickwork.  I also like how Andrew has done the shop windows, especially the use of the Pearl Gold bars.

Unfortunately, there aren’t a great number of photos for this stunning duo, but there are a couple of closeups to admire in the Flickr album.

 

Grand Prix Auto Services

snaillad (Andrew Tate) has taken us back to the 1930s and 40s with his latest art deco creation, the Grand Prix Auto Services.

Built largely sideways, the Grand Prix Auto Services is packed with details.  My favourite ones are the black and brown trim at the bottom of the building and the bowsers.

Thanks for the inspiration Andrew!

Piazza Maria

With the Piazza Maria, Snaillad (Andrew) has created another beautiful scene, bursting with vibrant colours and atmosphere.   Each building is gorgeous in its own right, but placed together with the market activities in the piazza really takes this MOC to the next level.

There are too many great details in the scene to point them all out.  A few of my favourite are the rooftop garden on the left building, the window trims on the middle building, the ground floor facade of the building on the right hand side and how the barriers are done for the outdoor seating area.

Thank you, Andrew, for the inspiration!  More images of this stunning MOC here.

The Ocean Restaurant

The Ocean Restaurant by Snaillad (Andrew) is an art deco masterpiece.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, as my words won’t do it justice.

There are a few more images of this beautiful building on Flickr.  Make sure you check out Snaillad’s other buildings while you’re there for even more inspiration.