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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 16, 2010 @ 6:25 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
Since Rotterdam  has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower  would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The containers could be removed, extended and rearranged within the mega frame to cater to changes such as fluctuations in market forces, different types of families moving into the area, etc. It would also allow residents to enlarge their apartments to accommodate larger families by extending their homes into vacant grids instead of having to move to the suburbs.
The lower floors of the tower house a basketball court, communal areas and a sky lobby. And as if all of the adaptability of the building isn’t convenient enough as it is, the four legs of the mega-frame straddle the underground metro  line below, meaning that getting to the station  platform would just be a matter of going downstairs.
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URLs in this post:
 skyscrapers: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=skyscraper
 Legos: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=legos
 Adaptable Tower: http://www.ctbuh.org/Research/DesignResearch/Nottingham/20092010ClimateCultureContext/DesignResponses/AdaptableTower/tabid/1660/language/en-US/Default.aspx
 Mondrian : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian
 Dutch De Stijl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Stijl
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/adaptable-tower-sky-lobby.jpg
 Rotterdam: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=rotterdam
 metro: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/07/body-heat-from-paris-metro-to-heat-residential-building/
 station: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=metro+station
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