bluetube bar by dose
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dec 10, 2011
bluetube bar by dose


‘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


detail view


the bar illuminated by night


closer look


detail on base construction


view of doorway


left: floor plans
right: side view plan


cutaway aerial view of interior


structural render


miniature working models of the structure


construction process


time lapse video of the project’s construction



design-aerobics 2012: POP-UP course
january 17 – march 17, 2012

this online design course will take a look at temporary structures,
from living quarters and exhibition stands to container stores and market stalls,
exploring the concept of ‘pop-up’ architecture.

for more information on design-aerobics courses and how to enroll click here.

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