- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Repurposed Shipping Container Offices by DX Arquitectos Pop Up in Santiago de Chile

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 29, 2013 @ 1:31 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,Design,Prefab Housing | No Comments

DX Arquitectos, recycled shipping containers, office, Muebles Gacitúa, chile, Santiago, Architecture, Prefab Housing,

Located next to Santiago´s very busy Santa Rosa road in the San Miguel area, this group of shipping containers [1] serves as Muebles Gacitúa [2]´s central hub. The containers were once used to ship products from one end to the world to another, but now they serve to exhibit the furnitures company’s many designs. The unique prefab buildings are still painted a rusty red color washed out by the sea and sun, and they feature green patios and long terraces.

DX Arquitectos [3] turned the corrugated boxes into habitable shelters by adding recycled aluminum [4] windows, sliding glass doors, rubber floors, wood panelling and insulation. Measuring a total of 505 square feet, the project brings some color and recycled aesthetics to the area. We’re happy to see the cargotecture [5] trend sweep South America [6] as more and more architects discover new uses for the prefab modular units.

+ DX Arquitectos [3]

Via Arch Daily [7]

Photos by DX Arquitectos [3]

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/repurposed-shipping-container-offices-by-dx-arquitectos-pop-up-in-santiago-de-chile/

URLs in this post:

[1] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/photos-stacked-recycled-shipping-containers-create-a-fantastic-info-point-for-copenhagen-design-week/

[2] Muebles Gacitúa: http://www.mueblesgacitua.cl/web/

[3] DX Arquitectos: http://www.dx.cl/

[4] aluminum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium

[5] cargotecture: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/m2e-power/

[6] South America: http://inhabitat.com/escuela-santa-matilde-is-a-fluorescent-green-prefab-school-for-children-in-chile/

[7] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/344350/muebles-gacitua-dx-arquitectos/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.