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Shipping Container Art School in Korea by LOT-EK

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 14, 2010 @ 11:55 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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In case you couldn’t get enough shipping container architecture today [2], LOT-EK [3] recently unveiled plans for an art school built from eight shipping containers [4] in Korea. Situated along the river’s edge, the APAP Open Art School in Anyang, Korea will serve as an art school and exhibition space along a popular pedestrian crossway and recreational area. Construction is set to be completed later this month.

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The Open Art School is composed of eight shipping containers set together in a chevron sort of pattern. Sited on a sloping hill near a river, the container structure is built up on stilts, with an amphitheater below it and a staircase leading down towards the water. One of the containers is cut and bent towards the ground and acts as the staircase [6] that provides access to the building. The ends of the containers are sliced off and large windows are installed to bring in light.

Inside, the space serves multiple functions – one large open space serves as a meeting and assembly hall and there is an exhibition space, a work space for Open School researchers, and two studios for the artists [7]. The third level and deck space, which resembles a diving board, is accessed via another tilted container with a staircase leading up for views of the surrounding area and a place for social interaction. The art center project [8] will be painted school bus yellow with black accents and should be very noticeable from the surrounding recreational area.

+ LOT-EK [9]

+ Anyang Public Art Project [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/shipping-container-art-school-in-korea-by-lot-ek/anyang-open-art-school-6/

[2] shipping container architecture today: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/puma-city-shipping-container-store-pops-up-in-nyc/

[3] LOT-EK: http://inhabitat.com/2009/05/04/prefab-friday-puma-city-shipping-container-store-comes-to-bostons-fan-pier/

[4] shipping containers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/08/shipping-container-subway-restaurant-climbs-the-freedom-tower/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/shipping-container-art-school-in-korea-by-lot-ek/anyang-open-art-school-5/

[6] acts as the staircase: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/17/beautiful-shipping-container-sunset-observatory-rises-in-south-korea/

[7] studios for the artists: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/21/gorgeous-shipping-container-art-studio-in-new-york/

[8] art center project: http://inhabitat.com/2009/07/06/platoon-kunstjalle-seouls-shipping-container-subculture-art-center/

[9] + LOT-EK: http://www.lot-ek.com/

[10] + Anyang Public Art Project: http://apap.anyang.go.kr/eng/default.asp

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