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10 Clever Architectural Creations Using Cargo Containers: Shipping Container Homes and Offices

10 Clever Architectural Creations Using Cargo Containers: Shipping Container Homes and Offices
Cargo Architecture: 10 Shipping Container Homes & Offices Article by Urbanist, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category. With the green theme growing in popularity across every stretch of the world, more and more people are turning to cargo container homes for green alternatives for office, and even new home, construction. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on the shipping docks and taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to the their origin in most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia. There are plenty of benefits of to the so-called shipping container architecture model. In other parts of the world, places like Odessa, Ukraine already have the the biggest shopping mall in all of Europe which uses stacked shipping containers to form alleys throughout the 170 acre site. Next: More Awesome Shipping Container Homes

x Design Association container design competition winners Here are photographs of the five winning installations from the Dezeen x Design Association container design competition to win a free exhibition space in Tokyo during Tokyo Designers Week. Asif Khan and Peter Liversidge from the UK (top), Luis Eslava - Diego Ramos from Spain (above and below), and Creative Cluster, EP3 Musashino University and The Nature Sound Orchestra from Japan were each given a free 20ft shipping container at the Container Ground exhibition at Jingu-Gaien in central Tokyo, plus an installation and construction budget of up to 200,000 Yen. Entries were judged by a panel consisting of Design Association president and art director Katsumi Asaba, Design Association executive director Kenji Kawasaki and Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. Photographs by Luke Hayes; captions provided by the designers. Above and below: 20ft x 20 lights x 5 days by Asif Khan and Peter Liversidge, UK. The light components are fully modular. Above: The Nature Sound Orchestra, Japan.

1:07 Entertainment & the Arts | One man's treasure-from-trash is a Centralia tourist attraction CENTRALIA — Wheels spin. Steel spikes stab the sky, and bright plastic balls float above Richard Tracy's sprawling outdoor art gallery, where sculptures shaped like monsters, dogs and humans have been crafted from the most unlikely objects — tomato cages, Styrofoam blocks and roller skates. Although many in this conservative blue-collar community consider Tracy's Flash Gordon-meets-Vincent Price style of art as an eyesore spread over three full lots, it's through his 20-year project that the former schoolteacher who prefers to be known as "Richart" is earning his city of 15,000 national recognition. Over the past few years, his unrestrained collection has been added to Web sites about quirky roadside attractions, included in books on a similar theme and compared to Los Angeles' Watts Tower — once considered junk, now priceless folk art. Ask most anyone in the city and they'll know exactly the place you mean — the corner lot on Harrison Avenue and M Street. Richart turned that down.

avantage inconvénient dela maison en containers janvier 24th, 2011 by Laetitia Comment recycler les containers de transport maritime ? En leur offrant une seconde vie dans l’habitat évidement ! C’est une tendance née de l’imagination d’architectes spécialisés et inspirés dans les constructions modulaires et le recyclage. Cette modularité, et la simplicité de mise en œuvre en font un outil idéal pour l’auto-construction. Comme dans toute construction, le permis de construire est obligatoire pour un bâtiment de plus de 20 m². Son coût dépend des matériaux et technologies utilisés. Les normes RT2005 et 2012 pour les modules de plus de 60m² rendent les logements containers très peu gourmands en énergies. Avantages : Inconvénients : Prix de la location de matériaux pour assembler les containersInconvénients esthétiques ou techniques pour certaines personnesUne architecture assez atypique qui va probablement créer quelques soucis avec les PLU.L’isolation thermique Exemple : Container City - Londres Etes vous fan de la série Dexter ?

1:07 Extraordinary Art from Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Art from Ordinary Objects Using ordinary materials to create art has its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, limiting ones palette means having to work around problems that may arise as well as relying on variable quality of the materials available. On the other hand, there is an implicit element of novelty and there are inherent opportunities for imbuing works with multiple meanings. These artists and materials may be unusual but the results range from conventional to extraordinary. Creative Carvings from Ordinary Objects: What do egg shells, books and pencils have in common? Portraits and Sculptures from Ordinary Objects: Who would have thought toothpicks could be turned into incredibly intricate sculptures, that nails could be used to hammer out a gigantic portrait or that packing tape could be transformed into compelling layered portraits? Creative Art Cars and Art Car Designs: Nothing is more ubiquitous than the automobile in modern culture.

Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv's Ariel Sharon National Park The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as an estimated 800,000 containers are abandoned by the maritime services each year. The use of containers will also save on production, costs and construction time, and the modular units are flexible enough to adapt to any changes required. Yoav Messer Architects‘ Econtainer Bridge is made of a continuous line of containers punctuated by balconies that provide space to stop, take a rest and enjoy the gorgeous views on each side. The bridge is set upon four columns, minimizing its impact on the ground. A great (re)use for shipping containers that we haven’t seen before, the Econtainer Bridge will provide access to the park while serving as a destination in its own right. + Yoav Messer Architects Via Arch Daily Images © Yoav Messer Architects

1:06 Adaptive Reuse: 20 Brilliant Recycled Buildings Adaptive Reuse: 20 Brilliant Recycled Buildings Article by Urbanist, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category. Recycling discarded materials into new buildings and adapting disused structures to new uses is not just about sustainability – it is also about savvy innovation and stylish adaptation. Spiral island (shown above) is just one such example: an incredible mobile private island floating on 250,000 recycled plastic bottles off the coast of Mexico. 'The container architecture', à la maison de l'architecture de Haute-Normandie, Rouen La maison de l’architecture de Haute-Normandie, située à Caen, accueille, depuis le 5 octobre 2012 et jusqu’au 11 janvier 2013, l’exposition itinérante 'The container architecture', conçue par l’architecte slovène Jure Kotnik. L’exposition 'Container Architecture', conçue et réalisée par Jure Kotnik, architecte slovène, est une première mondiale. Elle dévoile les projets les plus pointus réalisés à partir de containers ISO, venant des quatre coins du monde, en présentant toutes les utilisations possibles : constructions temporaires, édifices publics, logements... L’exposition 'Container Architecture' démontre qu’une architecture de qualité ne dépend pas du matériau avec lequel on construit, mais de comment on construit. L’exposition itinérante 'Container Architecture' s'est tenue pour la première fois au Musée d'architecture et de design de Ljubljana (Slovénie), où elle a fortement retenu l'attention du public et des médias. Les avantages des containers Projets exposés

1:06 Green Art, Design and Technology Green Art, Design and Technology Going green has gone mainstream and with its newfound popularity has come a surge of interest followed by some amazing innovations. From strange green vehicles to creative green roofs, there is no shortage of sustainable design in contemporary society. Beyond the practical green, however, there is some whimsy as well to be found in so-called ‘green art’ as well as amazing tree houses and twisted arbosculptures. 7 Wonders of Modern Green Design (and 15 More Future Wonders of Green Technology) It seems like every week there is a new avante garde green technological innovation or a cutting edge design in the works. Urban Skyscraper Farms: A far-out concept or soon to be reality, no one is quite sure what will happen with skyscraper farms in the near future but everyone seems interested in designing one. Great Green Roofs: How would you like to have a goat feeding on your roof?

04. Maisons bioclimatiques, architecture naturelle et écologique : Projet de maison container De même, l'architecte est libre de vous répondre ou non CONFIDENTIALITE : vos messages, coordonnées, adresses e-mail sont uniquement à destination du réseau ARCHITECTES-FRANCE et ne sont pas cédés à des tiers autres que l'architecte concerné. >>> VOTRE ADRESSE E-MAIL ET VOS NUMEROS DE TELEPHONE pourront éventuellement faire l'objet d'une prise de contact dans le cadre d'une enquète de satisfaction concernant notre réseau uniquement et vos relations avec l'architecte MAIS EN AUCUN CAS POUR UNE DEMARCHE PUBLICITAIRE OU UNE CESSION DANS UN ANNUAIRE TIERS Sur la page d'appel d'offre, le champ coordonnées n'est jamais publié, seul apparait le descriptif de votre projet. ces coordonnées ne seront cédées qu'à des membres de notre réseau Les informations recueillies font l’objet d’un traitement informatique destiné à permettre leur consultation par les professionnels membres du réseau .

1:05 Creative Recycled Art, Architecture, and Design Many people associate environmentalism with gloom-and-doom predictions about the planet. While climate change is a serious issue, many artists, architects and other designers are also working on smaller scale green projects that both effect the environment and cause change by sparking discussion and reflection. While the actual direct impact of any given artwork or design may be small the cumulative result of their efforts is palpable and grows bigger with each creative and sustainable design or art project. Trash and Garbage Art (and Part Two ): Have you ever been to the art store to buy materials? They don’t come cheap. Recycled Material Used in Furniture Design and Construction : While some of these works could be considered kitsch a number of these are not only functional but also aesthetically compelling. Shipping Container Buildings (and Part Two ): Once a cargo container is too old or damaged to be used for its intended purpose where does it go?

Beautiful Shipping Container Sunset Observatory Rises in South Korea 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. We often see shipping containers used as inexpensive temporary shelters, however they don’t always fit in with the surrounding environment. AnL Studio wanted to focus on the containers themselves as a design element and show others how the sturdy steel building blocks could be attractive as well. For this project they repurposed five shipping containers, installing them on solid concrete foundations at angles of 10, 30, and 50 degrees. + AnL Studio Via Deezen

1:05 Forevertron: World’s Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture by Dr. Evermor From a distance, Dr. Evermor's "park" in Wisconsin looks like a junk yardfull of twisted metals and rusted machines, but it houses one of the coolest sculptures ever: Forevertron. Standing at 120 feet wide, 60 feet deep, 50-foot tall, and weighing 320 ton, this behemoth of an artwork is billed as the world's largest scrap metal sculpture. All components of Forevertron are salvaged from old bits and pieces of machineries between 50 to 100 years old, and are welded and bolted together for stability. Its components include a pair of bipolar electrical dynamos constructed by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century and a decontamination chamber from the Apollo space mission. Image: Madolan [Flickr] Another picture, showing the scale of Forevertron. Close-up photo of the Forevertron. Dr. Ever the prankster, Every explained the story of Dr. As Every tells the story of Evermor: "When he was a child, Dr. Also a big attraction at Dr. The Bird Band. Every band needs a conductor, so here it is!

The epic Creative Co-Op Is a Multi-faceted Film Studio Made from Shipping Containers The studio does not immediately give too much away from the outside with regards to its origins. Clad in an armor of rectangular steel sheets in the center, the container walls are on full colorful display on the sides, making for a very busy façade. The sturcture uses 11 containers for its basic skeleton – stacked two high on three sides with a truss roof spanning them. The resulting central room makes for the largest video studio in the area. The containers are perfect for offices and storage, ans all in all provide 5,000 square feet to stretch out in. They call the design process “open source” — a pilfered term from the tech and media world. The building also has great outdoor access for occupants everywhere. epic has done a great job posting all the insides and out of getting a shipping container structure built over on their blog. + epic software group Photos © 2012 - epic software group, inc.