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Container Atlas
by Slawik, H.

ISBN: 9783899552867
PUBLISHER: Die Gestalten Verlag

PAGES: 256
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.04.2010
DIMENSIONS: 30.48 x 24.43 x 2.82 centimetres

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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 his

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