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CC441: Tokyo's First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

by , 07/28/14


Tomokazu Hayakawa, CC4441, recycled shipping containers, black corrugated containers, art gallery containers, earthquake-Resistant

Located in an old area of Tokyo called Torigoe, CC4441 is surrounded by small factories producing leather products, paper crafts and ornaments. It was designed for a husband who needed a small office space, and whose wife wanted to open a small art gallery. The gallery consist of a large second-hand shipping containers stacked on top of one that has been cut in half to create two smaller spaces and a small open air courtyard.

Related: GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions

The top-shipping container (C-TWO) measures 40ft long and became the husband’s office space, while the wife uses the bottom ones (C-ONE) for displaying art and design pieces. In order to fit the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) and make the building more elegant, all interiors were covered with timber panels. What a striking, bold design – we hope it catalyzes similar projects in the city.

+ Tomokazu Hayakawa

+ CC4441 

Via Spoon & Tamago

Photos by Kuniaki Sasage

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