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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 26, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 6 Comments

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The world of shipping container architecture [2] 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 [2]. Designed by artist Andreas Strauss [3], 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.

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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 [4] 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 [3]

+ Froebe Flickr Set [5]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=36221

[2] shipping container architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/12/muvbox-fast-food-shipping-container-restaurant/

[3] Andreas Strauss: http://www.andreasstrauss.com/

[4] it opens up with a push of a button: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/12/06/push-button-house/

[5] Froebe Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasstrauss/sets/72157605486970215/

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