The Box - Architectural Solutions with Containers

The Box - Architectural Solutions with Containers

by Sibylle Kramer
     
 
Shipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy – 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open – contemporary architecture uses

Overview

Shipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy – 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open – contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts.
Their esthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783037681732
Publisher:
Braun Publish,Csi
Publication date:
11/07/2014
Edition description:
New
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
476,879
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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