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16 Well-Traveled Shipping Containers Add a Pop of Color to Group 8′s Architecture Office

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 24, 2011 @ 6:54 pm In Architecture,gallery | No Comments



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With only 780 square meters to work with, the Group 8 team had to be creative. So they stacked the shipping containers [7] under the 9m high building to add an additional 200 square meters to their overall space. Instead of scraping down the shipping containers, the architects instead chose to leave them as is, at least on the outside, lending a pile of character to an otherwise bland space.

+ Group 8 [5]

Via Arch Daily [8]

images by Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio [9], Geneva


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[3] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/shipping-containers-could-provide-disaster-relief-for-haiti/

[4] shipping containers for prisons in Australia: http://inhabitat.com/controversy-heats-up-over-shipping-container-prison-cells-in-australia/

[5] Group 8 architects: http://www.group8.ch/index2.php

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/16-well-traveled-shipping-containers-add-pop-of-color-to-group-8%e2%80%b2s-architecture-office/cargo-group-8-workspace-3/

[7] the shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/skinners-playground-kidscape-made-from-shipping-containers/

[8] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/137334/cargo-group8/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_campaign=0&utm_content=383045

[9] FEDERAL Studio: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FEDERAL-STUDIO/334567538325

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