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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 26, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 6 Comments
The world of shipping container architecture  just got a little bit more exciting. We recently heard about Froebe, a gold-plated shipping container bar from Linz, Austria which is the latest addition to the world of hip, mobile food establishments . Designed by artist Andreas Strauss , the Froebe is an upcycled, blinged-out container equipped with hydraulics and a ‘rich’ paint job — making for an eye-catching and unusual hangout spot to have a beer.
The 20-foot-long shipping container used for Froebe originated from China before making its public debut in Linz, Austria on a public plaza between two museums. In order to get a permit for the upcycled mobile bar, the shipping container had to be less than 5 meters long. Since the original container was 6 meters, the container was un-assembled, 1 meter was sliced off, and then re-assembled afterwards. Then the entire box was painted gold and outfitted with a hydraulic system, so that it opens up with a push of a button  to reveal a modern, red interior. Froebe is relatively minimalist inside, including just a long bar outfitted with beer taps, a back counter, storage, cooler and a place to wash glasses. After all, what else do you need to serve beer in an public plaza?
+ Andreas Strauss 
+ Froebe Flickr Set 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=36221
 shipping container architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/12/muvbox-fast-food-shipping-container-restaurant/
 Andreas Strauss: http://www.andreasstrauss.com/
 it opens up with a push of a button: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/12/06/push-button-house/
 Froebe Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasstrauss/sets/72157605486970215/
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