Lucy Wang

Room11 Designs Light-Filled Cargotecture Headquarters for Shipping Container Company

by , 04/15/14



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To dispel the image of shipping container architecture as cramped and uncomfortable, Room11 painted the interior bone-white to create the illusion of space. Abundant floor-to-ceiling glazing and planted internal courtyards also reinforce the appearance of a spacious work environment. The shipping container’s corrugated metal skin was purposefully left exposed to display Royal Wolf’s product.

Related: Australia’s Largest Cargotecture House is a Modern Masterpiece Built from 31 Shipping Containers

The design comprises whole 20 feet and 40 feet containers that are arranged to create four interior courtyards. The offices and reception area are centered on the largest of the courtyards, while the meeting room, kitchen, and State and regional manager offices enjoy direct views of the smaller courtyards. Two shipping containers are flipped on end to function as tall, narrow voids for skylights and to call attention to the building in the mostly flat landscape.

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  1. k9gardner April 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I see no evidence of insulation or HVAC system… how are they handling climate control inside of these boxes?

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