The Crate Escape

Bridget Dunlap, a local entrepreneur, has opened up a new type of watering hole in Texas. With the help of North Arrow Studios the bar stands at double height with 8,000 square foot of spacing and is testament to show how well suited containers are in commercial space.

the outdoor bar and terrace maximizes the use of space available

The bar is built from seven separate containers that are stacked on top of one another creating a unique and exciting structure. The metallic outer walls add  undeniable character and the inside has been transformed, making it easy to forget the original purpose of the containers.

Interior offers style and comfort to the many patrons

Francisco Arrendondo, the project manager, comments on the positives of using containers in construction. He states that they’re ‘inherently efficient constructions …  a three dimensional structural truss’, perfect for commercial projects such as this.

external view of the bar

This project and others like it have been termed ‘upcycling’. Here the main objective is to take an object away from its original purpose and changing it to increase its value.

Shanghai Metal Corporation currently provides a variety of new shipping containers that can be custom tailored based on customer requests. We hope that inspiring design like the Container Bar will encourage all to explore their own ideas for shipping container use.

If you already have an idea, but need shipping containers check out our current offerings, click here 

To view  metal and construction products as well as SMC company information check out our website: click here

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Images provided by : North Arrow Studio Blog ‘Container Bar: Everything you need to know”



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