Cows As an Inspiration for Shipping Container Restaurant

Nowadays shipping containers have been becoming a great boom in numerous architectural applications. Shipping containers can turn into beautiful houses, bars, clubs, schools, gardens where you can enjoy your beer,  but also into amazing restaurants. One of the examples is this very special vegetarian restaurant called Till The Cows Come Home. 


The image of cows coming down from their pastures in the mountains at the end of the summer served as an inspiration for the restaurant’s name. Till the cows come home, they take time for the food.


This Berlin-based slow food kitchen is set in 40-foot-long cargo container designed by Natalie Viaux who used Norwegian birch wood with copper details. The outside of the container has been painted a vibrant green. A view of a expansive outdoor terrace, that which features a mural of cows grazing in alpine pastures, is provided with its five-meter-long window. They use a selection of products sourced from regional sustainable and biological farming for their recipes.

So if you are in Berlin, don’t miss this sustainable restaurant and try their biological specialties!

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The most fascinating elevators in the world

Are you that kind of person who never prefers stairs to elevators? Do you love that feeling in stomach when you are going up? Then you should put these elevators on your list, you will have the most thrilling rides of your life!

The Bailong elevator in Hunan, China

The Bailong Elevator, China - highest outdoor elevator in the world
The Bailong elevator

This glass elevator located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park rises nearly 1070 foot up a sheer cliff and it serves for a scenic overlooking down the valley below. The ride takes 2 minutes and  it is considered to be highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. However the future of this elevator is uncertain as it causes the environmental issues.

The Gateaway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri

The Gateway Arch -  the world's tallest arch
Gateaway Arch

If you go to the top of Arch, you will sit in egg-shaped compartment containing five seats and a flat floor. This 630 foot high elevator is clad with stainless steel and it is the world’s tallest arch. A trip to the top takes 4 minutes.

Egg-shaped compartment seating

The Falkirk Wheel in Falkirk, Scotland

Boarding an elevator in a boat? Not impossible! This rotating boat lift connects sides of canals, Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. There is a 79 foot difference in height of two canals at the wheel.

The Falkirk Wheel - an elevator ride for boats
The Falkirk Wheel

Aquadom in Berlin, Germany

This Aquadom is 82 foot tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with a transparent elevator inside of it. It resides in the lobby of Berlin’s Radisson Blu Hotel. There is hundred different species in a tank that holds million liter of water and it is the largest cylindrical tank aquarium in the world.

AquaDom, Berlin - take an elevator ride from within an aquarium

Hammetschwand Lift near Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland

It is 499 foot tall and it is considered to be the tallest exterior elevators in Europe. It can carry 8 passengers and whisk them up in less than one minute. And that vies is just wonderful!

The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland - The highest exterior elevator in Europe
Hammetschwand Lift

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Galvanized Steel Bathroom – The Hottest Trend in Berlin Nightlife

Surely Berlin is known for its history, the Spree River, the Museum Island, government buildings, the most famous Unter den Linden or Kurfuerstendamm alleys and the former Easberlin9t Berlin centre, Alexander Platz or the only recently adapted to a shopping and entertainment centre Potsdamer Platz. Art scene and dynamic, cutting-edge performances also impress visitors, providing more a memorable experience and a journey in history.

However, it is impossible to walk through Berlin without finding a pub, a bar or a disco, where the German nightlife takes place in its full spectrum. Tourists expect to experience every single quarter of this fantastic capital. If not enough recognition for its throbbing music, shirtless men, or “world’s scariest bouncers” (according to the Guardian), the most exclusive nightclub Berghain is now even more talked-about techno nightclub due to its unisex-bathroom.


Designed by Berlin firm Karhard Architecture and Design, Berghain’s unisex-bathroom is all detailed in galvanized steel. It reminds me of prisons or something industrial, giving me the feeling that something tough is going on in there, all in gray color and somewhat dark. But it is still appealing, in a good way. The design is sharp, and objects, shapes, textures, elements and little details give the “flow” to this unisex-bathroom that prisons lack. If you keep looking you see, it’s chic!

Brass strips to brighten the dark gray color ceiling

And then you wonder how can a gray, galvanized steel bathroom be chic? I’m telling you, this is the next thing in bathroom design, which combines the hardiness of galvanized steel for enduring lots of people and the practicality of stainless-steel toilet for being easy to clean.


Modern, clean lines, majestical , the galvanized steel for bathroom design follows the contemporary minds of the new generation who is always waiting for the next new thing. And there it is: galvanized steel and stainless steel bathroom.berlin5

Shanghai Metal Corporation is the international manufacturer and supplier for three galvanized lines of hot dip galvanized steel. The monthly output for each line is approximately 5000 ton. Galvanized steel is widely used for construction and building, roofing, ventilating duct, handrail, partition panel, and now for the next trend in bathroom design as the one adopted by the  nightclub Barghain. For our full list of products that we offer check out our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn group,FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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