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Containers are a phenomenon in today's architecture. This comprehensive guide not only shows visual

examples of state-of-the-art projects, but also gives international experts the opportunity to explain

the history of container use in architecture and to give practical advice on how to work with them.

Shipping containers are modular, affordable, and virtually indestructible. More

and more often they are being used to build temporary structures such as pavilions,

offices, galleries, and bars that can be easily moved if necessary. This phenomenon

has a name: container architecture.

Container Atlas presents a wide range of contemporary projects along with an

in-depth investigation into the background and evolution of this topical field. The

book illustrates how containers are being used as building blocks to accommodate

the daily lives and special events of urban nomads. Because the structures

that containers are used to build are not meant to be permanent, their architecture

has a more short-term and playful character that often references current

trends. Container Atlas features advertising, pop-up stores, and temporary exhibits

that are built using this approach as well as sophisticated housing and office

spaces. Found in both urban and rural settings, these container structures provoke

and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics.

Including detailed reports by experts in the field, Container Atlas explains the historical

development of container use in architecture, documents plans, describes

associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems. The

book also introduces the various types of containers currently in use today, from

standard shipping models to modular pieces made to order out of various materials

or with customized cutouts. Container Atlas is a practical and inspirational

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.

With years of theoretical and practical experience in the fields of container architecture

and modular building, architect and professor Han Slawik and his team

have established themselves as international experts in these fields.

Synopsis:

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.

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lmtv, January 20, 2013 (view all comments by lmtv)
This delightful book expanded my view of container architecture to the point where I am going to invite new architects; recent graduates, to enter a competition to design small desert homes to be built on the California desert. The book has endless variety and practical advice. It is very inspirational and a must read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9783899552867
Author:
Slawik, H
Publisher:
Gestalten Verlag
Editor:
Slawik, H.
Editor:
Bergmann, Julia
Editor:
Bergmann, J.
Editor:
Buchmeier, Matthias
Editor:
Buchmeier, M.
Editor:
Slawik, Han
Author:
Buchmeier, M.
Author:
Bergmann, J.
Author:
Slawik, H.
Author:
Slawik, Han
Author:
Tinney, S.
Subject:
Buildings - General
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Architecture
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9.5 in

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