Gallery: Shipping Container Miner’s Hotel in Chilean Desert Capped With...

The now infamous Chilean Mines are located in the country's northern Atacama Desert -- one of the most inhospitable places on earth for life. Our demand for energy and minerals keeps growing, so finding a way to inhabit one of the driest and sunniest places
 
The now infamous Chilean Mines are located in the country's northern Atacama Desert -- one of the most inhospitable places on earth for life. Our demand for energy and minerals keeps growing, so finding a way to inhabit one of the driest and sunniest places on earth was the challenge presented to AATA Architects when they were asked to design a low-cost but effective shelter for miners. Their solution was to create a large apartment complex out of shipping containers and drape the entire campus with canvas to protect it from the region's relentless sunshine.

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  1. Slovenian Architect Tra... May 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    […] three steel shipping containers into a kid-friendly temporary building annex. Thanks to a trend in container architecture, shipping containers offer much more than a way to transport goods. Kotnik manufactures small […]

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