Unveiled for Queima das Fitas do Porto festival in Portugal, the BLUETUBE BAR uses TUBE-IT, a construction system that uses standard corrugated plastic tubes and plastic clamps. Designed by Dose Architecture, the temporary bar measures 10 x 10 x16 feet and (due to its translucent qualities) glows at night. The structure has a beguiling, shaggy look to it thanks to the plastic ties and all of the materials can be reused in another project thanks to their flexible nature.
Versatile by nature, the blue corrugated plastic tubes wrap around a wooden structure in no time. The plastic clamps hold the tubes together while providing the BLUETUBE BAR with a textured and spiky aesthetic. BLUETUBE BAR is just a small example of how we can save resources, money and time but using standard materials, even if they were not designed for that particular purpose.