The Bluetube Bar is a new and refreshing piece of architecture from Portugal. The bar, which is created by Porto-based design collective DOSE, is made of low-cost materials. Main element is the recognizable blue tube, usually used for construction work in public space. Wrapped around the construction, the blue tube gives the bar a colorful facade and interesting light effect during night hours when the structure is illuminated from within.
The Bluetube Bar is meant to be a temporary festival installation that reminds us of a similar pavilion architecture pieces from Portugal, such as this temporary bar that entirely consists of IKEA storage boxes. An interesting discussion on Designboom about this piece of architecture regards the sustainability factor of this temporary bar. Would it have been more interesting when it was made of recycled plastic?