Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf Read more: Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. Via Inhabitat
"This beautiful sunset observatory made from recycled shipping containers was recently constructed in the harbor of Songdo New City in Incheon, South Korea. Designed and built by AnL Studio, “OceanScope” is a composed of five recycled containers, each one angled at a different height to provide 3 distinct views of the harbor."
The existing service ramp will be repurposed as an open-air, studio-lined corridor. Courtesy LOT-EK. via Architects Newspaper
“The Hudson River Park Trust announced a winning plan for Pier 57, the brooding hulk at West 15th Street: a rooftop park crowning a small city of local artisans working out of shipping containers, the vision of developer YoungWoo & Associates with New York architects LOT-EK.“
Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks.
“As COP15 delegations continue in Copenhagen, Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks. The recycled pavilion will host an interactive exhibit focusing on urban sustainability, and the interior of the structure is constructed entirely of materials salvaged from the wood and wind turbine industries.” – via Inhabitat
C02 Cube. Image via Obscura Digital via Curbed LA.
“Is there anything shipping containers can’t do? Here they are arranged on a barge in St. JÃ¸rgens Lake in Copenhagen to visually represent one metric ton of carbon dioxide stored at standard atmospheric pressure. An average person in an industrialized country puts that amount out monthly.” via Curbed LA
“Pulsing with a dramatic lighting that signals S-O-S in morse code, this towering installation stands thirty-five feet high. Constructed out of shipping containers it addresses the trauma of migration, displacement and change. Influenced by Moshe Safdie’s utopic Habitat housing scheme produced for the 1967 Montreal Exposition and designed to include all people regardless of class, race or gender, this monumental structure reflects on the failure of this ideology and the susceptibility of these social projects to capitalist forces. Future (Â· Â· Â· – – – Â· Â· Â·) Perfect has a local relevance, reflecting on the politics of gentrification and the displacements inherent to the project of urban renewal.”
Storybox is a site-specific video and music installation that uses two 20ft shipping containers stacked on top of each other. Screens are placed in the frame of the container with imagery back projected from inside the box. The installation is weather proof and secure.
Architects Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano (Lot-ek) talk about their work transforming shipping containers into livable homes at the Postopolis event in NYC.
WPS1 at Art Basel Miami
A striking example of shipping container architecture, Platoon Kunsthalle serves as an exciting and inspiring new exhibit hall and art center in Seoul, Korea. Built from standard shipping containers by Graft Lab Architects,
LiD Architecture wins Dublinâ€™s Parlour Design Competition. LiD Architectureâ€™s winning submissionâ€™s simple, strong, clear idea effortlessly addressed the brief. The central concept is to use shipping containers as basic building blocks which will be configured in creative ways to address challenges of containment, movement, art, lighting and art performance. The jury felt that this solution displayed high levels of flexibility, adaptability and toughness in use. The design resonates powerfully with docklands and embraces the temporary nature of the challenge.
"After finding an affordable and convenient warehouse space in the industrial section of Santa Ana, Orange County, local printing company MVP decided to turn part of their premises into an office space. The warehouse wasnâ€™t equipped to accommodate private offices, and the company felt that keeping the whole space climate-controlled would be wasteful, so they decided to group 10 20-foot shipping containers inside the warehouse to act as offices. " via Inhabitat
The boxes were developed by the architecture firm Lo-Tek to create flexible office space in Bohenâ€™s Chelsea gallery. Come summer 2009, the containers will be situated in the newly accessible south Island picnic area with unmatched views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor.
"Modern Manifesto House Made From Wood Pallets and Shipping Containers" via inhabitat
“The Manifesto House by Infiniski utilizes pre-made materials like shipping containers and wooden pallets to create a totally rad modern house. Infiniskiâ€™s mission is to build homes cheaply and quickly using sustainable materials while incorporating renewable energy systems.”
Overcrowded jails and prisons are a growing issue in the US and also globally. This demand can now be filled instantly with modular jail and prison cells made from recycled ISBU shipping containers. via ISBU News