Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture (Hardcover)

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By M. Buchmeier (Editor), H. Slawik (Editor), S. Tinney (Editor), J. Bergmann (Editor)
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This book gives a phenomenal overview of the shipping container movement across the world. When the economy crashed, architects and communities rose to the challenge by looking at the standard and discarded shipping containers as a low-cost temporary solution to activating vacant parcels. Container Atlas provides the history and document plans of this trend, and introduces these innovative, new ideas to a global audience. - Cindy

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This book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture – a contemporary architectural phenomenon. It features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783899552867
ISBN-10: 3899552865
Publisher: Gestalten
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English