26 Sep '16, 2pm

The next BIG thing in shipping containers: housing on a barge

The next BIG thing in shipping containers: housing on a barge

At a dinner party last night another architect discussed Danish phenomenon Bjarke Ingels and said admiringly, "this guy can sell anything to anyone." And now he is selling the idea of shipping container housing, floating in Copenhagen harbour, called Urban Rigger. According to Designboom, The scheme provides affordable and sustainable homes for young academics studying in Copenhagen, Denmark. measuring a total of 680 square meters, [7319 SF] each structure comprises 15 living spaces articulated around a common green courtyard. Other amenities include a kayak landing, a bathing platform, a barbecue area, and a communal roof terrace. Downstairs, below sea level, the pontoon basement features 12 storage zones, a technical room, and a fully automated laundry. © Urban Rigger via Designboom Setting the containers up this way does create a lovely interior courtyard. The project a...

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