This bar was a result of a competition to represent the School of Architecture of the University of Porto. The area, fast construction, and low budget were considered in the design of this temporary structure that had to be built in just one week.
Based on IKEA’s “build it yourself” concept, this project is made out of storage containers of varying depth, which resulted in a modular building system with a highly textured skin. By placing an LED system on the interior of the boxes, the skin adopted a variety of expressions. By day, the structure appeared as an abstracted white volume and by night the LED system lit up the bar giving it an ephemeral feeling. By syncing the DJ’s soundtrack with the lighting system a dynamic pulsating light box was instigated.
Design team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto
Location: Parque da Cidade, Oporto, Portugal
Client: AEFAUP – Architecture Students Association
Type: Students Competition 1st PRIZE
Materials: IKEA Storage boxes Trofast (polypropylene), MDF frames, metal structure
Photography: Sandra Neto © | Diogo Aguiar ©