Gallery: Modern Music Studio Built With Recycled Plastic Planks

This music studio in Utrecht features an exterior façade clad in recycled plastic planks and a design that was carefully conceived with respect for its surrounding neighborhood. Designed by Architecten van Mourik, a Dutch firm, the Centrum Muziek XXI, is
 
This music studio in Utrecht features an exterior façade clad in recycled plastic planks and a design that was carefully conceived with respect for its surrounding neighborhood. Designed by Architecten van Mourik, a Dutch firm, the Centrum Muziek XXI, is a small-scale music studio perfect for small music ensembles. Rather than build up and block the neighbor's sun, the studio was built with a 45 degree corner cut off so the sun would still reach into their gardens. The center also features windows that vary in thickness depending on how much sun protection is needed for each space.

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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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