north arrow studio re-purposes shipping containers into stacked bar in texas
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may 19, 2014
north arrow studio re-purposes shipping containers into stacked bar in texas


north arrow studio re-purposes shipping containers into stacked bar in texas
image © north arrow studio

 

 

 

located in austin, texas, ‘the container bar’ by north arrow studio in collaboration with hendley | knowles design studio has been constructed using recycled shipping containers. offering a variety of experiences within the one venue, the re-purposed units are arranged to provide both open and enclosed spaces. the double-height bar area is covered by a floating roof structure, which not only ensures protection from the weather, but also helps to frame the courtyard with surrounding trees. the stacked volumes have each been transformed into a series of private rooms, making their original function as a container unrecognizable when inside.

 

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the bar is formed by an arrangement of shipping containers
image © north arrow studio

 

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the recycled volumes are stacked on top of one another
image © north arrow studio

 

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the site consists of both open and enclosed spaces for patrons
image © north arrow studio

 

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interior view
image © north arrow studio

 

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the containers are transformed, making them unrecognizable
image © container bar

 

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mural painted by michelle marchesseault
image © container bar

 

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view of a private room
image © container bar

 

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exterior view at night
image © container bar

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