27 Oct '17, 1pm

Rock in a box with Arkitema Architects' shipping container housing project

Rock in a box with Arkitema Architects' shipping container housing project

Denmark is a logical place to build with shipping containers; the world's largest shipping line, Maersk, is Danish and probably owns more containers than anyone else. Musicon, in Roskilde, is a logical place to build with them too; it is a "new neighborhood with a creative atmosphere" and has a rock museum called Ragnarock, and you know how musicians trash apartments. It's hard to trash a shipping container. © Arkitema Architects/ facade closeup The logic kind of ends there. Shipping containers are designed to stack up to nine high loaded, sixteen high empty, corner casting on top of corner casting, but here they are plugged into a steel frame. "The steel frames also allow the architects to work in a more flexible way, despite the restriction that the containers hold" - they are able to jog them in and out to make a more interesting facade and possibly be able to pull them...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/rock-box-ar...

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