Posted June 30, 2018 02:01:10A driveway from an old school shed has the power to change the world.
It was made from old school school bricks and had a roof.
And it’s been turned into something you can actually walk into.
The idea came to Australian artist and road-builder John MacKinnon after his mother was diagnosed with dementia.
“It’s a very nice driveway,” he said.
“I’ve made a few of them myself.”
MacKinnon has a career in construction and landscaping but now his passion is making old school buildings into beautiful, modern dwellings.
He says the project is his way of “making the world better”.
“I want to create something that’s actually aesthetically pleasing,” he explained.
I think it’s just an opportunity to take something that is so beautiful and to create a whole new level of beauty.””
These are buildings that have stood the test of time, and they’re not beautiful because they’re old.”
“I think it’s just an opportunity to take something that is so beautiful and to create a whole new level of beauty.”
This is something that I think will be really beautiful.
“The project is about reclaiming old homes that have been lost to time, while also bringing people together and engaging with their community.
MacKinn said he is inspired by the stories of the people who have shared in the construction of their homes.”
They’ve got these incredible stories and their stories have all been told through photographs and films,” he added.”
So to actually tell that story through the architecture of the building is really interesting and very interesting to me.
“Mackinn has already completed the project in Melbourne’s old city centre.”
If we did it right, it could be a world-class building,” he continued.”
There’s going to be people that have lived in these buildings and they’ve been involved in the building of these structures.
“And if they can go and tell the story of the old building that’s been here for centuries, then that’s something that can really be relived.”
Mac Kinn’s project has attracted a diverse crowd of interested parties.
The project has received international attention.
“It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve done in my career,” he told the ABC.
“When I was looking at the idea for the driveway I saw this very attractive old shed that was being used for storage and I thought it was absolutely brilliant.”
The driveway is a collaboration between MacKinn and local contractor Ben Thompson.
The pair have built an old shed out of old school bricks, which is then coated in mud.
It is then covered in mud to make it look like an old house.
“You can really see the mud and how it’s painted,” said Thompson.
“The idea is that when you put this mud on top of the mud, it’s actually creating this illusion that this building is a house.”
“It is actually the house underneath it.”
Thompson said he was inspired by old school architecture to build the project.
“Every time I see something like this, I always think, ‘that would be amazing,'” he said, adding that he was excited to be involved.
“That’s a real testament to the people that are involved and the hard work that’s gone into it.”
Mac Keinn is also working with a local architecture firm to create his own driveway, and to build a house in Melbourne that is actually similar to the old school house.
Mac Kinsons project is an attempt to restore a way of life lost to the future, he said.
“It’s an opportunity for us to really go back to what the people of the 20th century did, and what the world was built on.”
What we’re doing here is a bit of a return to that world and hopefully bring a sense of hope to people.””
We’ve also got the potential to do something very different from a construction company or a builder.””
So it’s an attempt at a really interesting project, and a bit more than that.””
You’ve got this really amazing old shed, but what you’ve got is a really nice, modern house, and I think it could actually make a difference.