Two designers were struck with an exciting idea for a competition organized by the architecture faculty at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. For the contest that invited students to think on a temporary bar to represent their institution as an outstanding architectural object, designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto came up with a temporary bar made of 420 IKEA storage boxes.
Taking help from students, the structure was built in one week. The installation is a modular white cube that can be transformed into a bar by partly folding open one of its walls. As many as 20 boxes were first fixed on a wooden structure and then attached to the main metal structure. As the day transforms into night, they illuminate using LED lights that respond to the music being played. According to its depth, every box gives a different brightness.