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(TreeHugger)   It turns out opening a bar built out of shipping containers is a lot more complicated than you would think   (treehugger.com) divider line 25
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2014-05-20 10:46:16 AM  
The article didn't get into what the point of doing this would be?
 
2014-05-20 10:46:53 AM  
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Nice but I guess the drunks in Austin don't fall down stairs. IIRC Dram Insurance goes way up when drunks have the ability to fall way down.
 
2014-05-20 10:49:41 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: [media.treehugger.com image 650x448]

Nice but I guess the drunks in Austin don't fall down stairs. IIRC Dram Insurance goes way up when drunks have the ability to fall way down.


it all depends... will this be a college bar, a hipster bar, or a yuppie bar?  if a college (childish drunks) or yuppie bar (overdressed, former childhood drunks), then perhaps you have stair issues.  if hipster?  pssh, those people don't drink, they just make fun of other people.
 
2014-05-20 10:50:18 AM  

spawn73: The article didn't get into what the point of doing this would be?


Austin.
 
2014-05-20 10:59:02 AM  
There's a bar in Melbourne that pretty much consists of 2 or 3 containers in an alley. Called Section 8. Although it's not as "built" as that.
 
2014-05-20 11:07:17 AM  
Never been done before? There's a restaurant about a mile from my house that was built out of shipping containers. Damn good place too. No reservations and their tag line is "Stiff drinks and good meat". Love that place.
 
2014-05-20 11:10:54 AM  
Austin Planning Commission Meeting: (hfffffffffssst) (through a voice squeezed past a long inhale) ... "You wanna do what?" (passes doob to Zoning Regulation guy) ..
 
2014-05-20 11:11:15 AM  
The expensive part is making something in which to ship the shipping containers to him.
 
2014-05-20 11:12:37 AM  
Looks like the Need/Want in Defiance. I love me that crazy show...
 
2014-05-20 11:18:25 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Austin Planning Commission Meeting: (hfffffffffssst) (through a voice squeezed past a long inhale) ... "You wanna do what?" (passes doob to Zoning Regulation guy) ..


"Duuuude, that would be righteous. Does it pass the state building code?

Oh, that's right..."
 
2014-05-20 11:21:34 AM  
It's a neat place but Bangers is better.  Well, except for that whole Beib's thing.
 
2014-05-20 11:28:08 AM  
A picture of what "has never been done before" might look like:


blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2014-05-20 11:40:55 AM  
Not bad looking, though maybe they should have talked to Moon Tower Inn down in Houston. While not as elaborate, they did set up a shipping container as part of the place.
 
2014-05-20 11:49:14 AM  

max_pooper: A picture of what "has never been done before" might look like:


Hell yes, Moon Tower Inn. What a truly wonderful place.
 
2014-05-20 12:25:30 PM  
Where I'm living now, almost everything is shipping containers. It isn't a big deal. You just cut holes where you want doors, windows, and utilities, install walls and fixtures, and you're done. All you did was cut out building the structure.
 
2014-05-20 12:28:06 PM  
I am surprised no one is commenting about what a terrible story this is. I want to know about the challenges not just that they exist. It gives me no insight into anything.
 
2014-05-20 12:37:40 PM  
Saw the headline and was about to link to the exact same place.  Found it by accident when someone suggested I try out Banger's across the street.  It's a cool little area that I hadn't discovered (I don't get out much).

Here's the Banger's wall:  www.bizbash.com
 
2014-05-20 01:00:11 PM  
Reduce, reuse, recycle ... and charge outrageous prices for booze.
 
2014-05-20 01:34:30 PM  
Craft Pride few doors down from Bangers, with the Via 313 trailer in back....
 
2014-05-20 03:23:01 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Where I'm living now, almost everything is shipping containers. It isn't a big deal. You just cut holes where you want doors, windows, and utilities, install walls and fixtures, and you're done. All you did was cut out building the structure.


I need to get around and make a model for an idea I have that involves shipping containers


before someone beats me to the punch
 
2014-05-20 05:45:58 PM  
And it's butt-ugly.

I'm sorry, shipping containers aren't pretty.  They're not designed to be, and that's ok in the hold of a cargo ship.

But they should never be used for building materials.  You know who else builds things out of shipping containers?

Get your mind out of the Godwin.  Those nutjob militia idiots love to build with shipping containers, they're slightly bullet resistant and will also store lots of stuff for their end of the world scenarios.

So sure, if you're a Cliven Bundy wanna-be, go for it.  Otherwise, just use them to ship stuff.  There are MUCH more attractive and useful ways to use steel to build stuff.
 
2014-05-20 05:54:37 PM  

DarkVader: And it's butt-ugly.

I'm sorry, shipping containers aren't pretty.  They're not designed to be, and that's ok in the hold of a cargo ship.

But they should never be used for building materials.  You know who else builds things out of shipping containers?

Get your mind out of the Godwin.  Those nutjob militia idiots love to build with shipping containers, they're slightly bullet resistant and will also store lots of stuff for their end of the world scenarios.

So sure, if you're a Cliven Bundy wanna-be, go for it.  Otherwise, just use them to ship stuff.  There are MUCH more attractive and useful ways to use steel to build stuff.


they've been used as temporary housing for relief in the wake of natural disasters.  extremely easy to transport (the infrastructure for shipping containers is well established), and can make for a livable one-bedroom space.  i think they rolled out container housing in haiti.
 
2014-05-20 06:25:22 PM  

max_pooper: A picture of what "has never been done before" might look like:


[blogs.houstonpress.com image 560x420]


One more place it's never been done before at: http://downtowncontainerpark.com/
 
2014-05-20 06:49:54 PM  

DarkVader: And it's butt-ugly.

I'm sorry, shipping containers aren't pretty.  They're not designed to be, and that's ok in the hold of a cargo ship.

But they should never be used for building materials.  You know who else builds things out of shipping containers?

Get your mind out of the Godwin.  Those nutjob militia idiots love to build with shipping containers, they're slightly bullet resistant and will also store lots of stuff for their end of the world scenarios.

So sure, if you're a Cliven Bundy wanna-be, go for it.  Otherwise, just use them to ship stuff.  There are MUCH more attractive and useful ways to use steel to build stuff.


Actually in the hands of a good architect they turn out fairly well
 
2014-05-20 07:19:16 PM  
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Folding chairs and a lamp table?

Place looks like it's bound to be shiat hole that will be out of business when the novelty wears off . No social flow at all, cheap ass lawn furniture and lots of empty space. Bar reminds me of something like an 80's Stadium vendor.
 
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