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Container Architecture Building out the box Everytime I drive past Low-Cost housing, I cant stop but wondering what creative measures could have been taken, still remaining in budget to make this habitats look appealing. With a worldwide focus on recycling and upcycling, I find the creative use of shipping containers as public spaces, offices and houses fascinating. This is certainly not a brand new concept internationally, but I am certainly not seeing creative use of this medium here in South Africa. I find this quite amazing due to the shortage we have here of, classrooms, clinics and even police stations. I have seen the odd use, where holes for windows and a door are placed, yet without any creativity or aesthetic value whatsoever.

News - Clinics to Africa - 2003.0115 Clinics to Africa by ArchitectureWeek Although solving the global AIDS crisis may be beyond the scope of architecture, a young nonprofit has demonstrated that architects can apply their skills to help with this intractable humanitarian problem. It is estimated that three-quarters of the world's HIV/AIDS population lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, most without access to health care. One of the obstacles for medical professionals in Africa is lack of adequately equipped facilities within the vast continent. Architecture for Humanity has recently concluded a competition for the design of a fully equipped, mobile HIV/AIDS health clinic. architecture and hygiene - home rctc industrial zombie llc movie making machine department of mechanized architecture emergency house eco-orphanage moma deitch yahoo ding-dong cnn contact copyright © 2014 adam kalkin all images and materials are the properties of their respective owners

Shipping container architecture The Nomadic Museum is composed of 152 shipping containers. It was constructed to house a photography exhibit in New York City in 2005, was dismantled, and was reassembled in Santa Monica, California, USA in early 2006. Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low cost. Advantages 3d-ISOShippingContainer40feetHC by Luis Habitainer 3D Warehouse Advanced Search Sign In Error Download containerbay There is growing interest in the use of shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures. These "icons of globalization" are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes (which might place them at odds with some of the tenets of modernist design...) they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure. The projects below are sorted alphabetically (by company or designer's name). In addition to the container-based projects listed below we offer links to useful web sites and relevant books.

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Would You Live In A Shipping Container? Adam Kalkin isn't the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. He began his talk at the Urban Center in New York Tuesday night by playing the first five minutes of a Jerry Lewis movie, followed by the actor's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last month. His website includes lessons on hitting a tennis forehand and a selection of songs to sing after taking antidepressants.

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