‘bluetube’ temporary bar by dose
all images © carlos trancoso / dose
‘bluetube bar’, designed by portuguese studio dose (antónio martins, carlos foyedo, and luís grilo, recent graduates of oporto university), utilizes the low-cost materials and simple construction techniques of the designers’ ‘tube-it’ system to create a temporary outdoor bar.
the project was designed for the queima das fitas do porto academic festival. charged with the constraints of a 3-meter square area and 5-meter height, dose rolled corrugated plastic tubing in a helicoid pattern around a basic structural frame. each layer was secured together with plastic clamps.
the nature of the material offers interesting lighting effects during night hours when illuminated from within.
view looking up
the bar illuminated by night
detail on base construction
view of doorway
left: floor plans
right: side view plan
cutaway aerial view of interior
miniature working models of the structure