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Beautiful Shipping Container Sunset Observatory Rises in South Korea
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 17, 2010 @ 12:42 am In Architecture,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments
This beautiful sunset observatory made from recycled shipping containers  was recently constructed in the harbor of Songdo New City  in Incheon, South Korea. Designed and built by AnL Studio , “OceanScope” is a composed of five recycled containers , each one angled at a different height to provide 3 distinct views of the harbor.
We often see shipping containers used as inexpensive temporary shelters , however they don’t always fit in with the surrounding environment. AnL Studio wanted to focus on the containers themselves as a design element and show others how the sturdy steel building blocks could be attractive as well.
For this project they repurposed five shipping containers , installing them on solid concrete foundations at angles of 10, 30, and 50 degrees. Visitors to the harbor can walk into each container and see a different view from each one. Metal stairs were installed inside each container, and cuts along the outside walls serve as viewing windows.
+ AnL Studio 
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 recycled shipping containers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/22/container-city-in-mexico-is-eachntertainment-hot-spot/
 Songdo New City: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/04/songdo-ibd-south-koreas-new-eco-city/
 AnL Studio: http://www.minsooframe.com/
 recycled containers: http://inhabitat.com../recycledmaterials
 inexpensive temporary shelters: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/29/flat-pack-prefabs-could-provide-relief-in-haiti/
 shipping containers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/08/collapsible-cargoshell-shipping-container-cuts-emissions/
 Deezen: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/02/15/oceanscope-by-anl-studio/
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