Gallery: Modern Music Studio Built With Recycled Plastic Planks

 
The exterior of the building is clad in green tinted recycled plastic planks.

The site for the music studio is located near a water purification plant that was considered far too noisy for residential housing to be constructed around. However the site was also part of a large urban renewal plan called the ‘Hoogstaat aan de Vecht’, and it was deemed to be an appropriate location for a cultural center. Situated adjacent to a residential area, the new music center serves to buffer the homes from the noise while at the same time providing an active cultural center for area residents.

Architecten van Mourik designed the building to maximize volume and space for offices and music studios without impacting the adjacent homes. In order for the neighboring homes to maintain their solar access, the corner of the building was loped off at a 45 degree angle. Inside, the center features a large music hall, two smaller studios, office and meeting space and storage. Acoustics are enhanced by a special ‘box in box’ construction of the musical spaces.

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  1. john simmis November 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, or looking for an alternative to high cost construction, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers – availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their “elegance/grace”.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

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