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Stacked Shipping Container Sugoroku Office Pops up in Japan
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 4, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
As Daiken-Met Architects  told us, “In the local city, we are facing various problems such as decreasing population, increasing vacant land, on the other hand it is difficult to make a rental contract for small buildings.” Because of this, they decided to build their own office and obtained a short-term rental contract for a small parcel of land where they could set up their temporary office. As part of their lease agreement, they proposed an architectural design and agreed to remove and reconstruct it every few years.
The Sugoroku Office is built from seven stacked shipping containers on three levels with two spaces left open for balconies. A mobile steel frame serves as the foundation – it provides support for the containers while reducing the structural load placed on them. Circulation routes are installed on the outside of the containers to provide access all the way up to the 3rd floor. The frame and containers can easily be dismantled, removed and rebuilt whenever necessary. The interiors of the containers are finished with used plywood or packing bands from a construction site.
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
Images ©Shinkenchiku-sha/Diaken-Met Architects
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URLs in this post:
 Daiken-Met Architects: http://netmet.jp/
 shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/m2e-power/
 Sugoroku Office: http://netmet.jp/works/office/sugorokuoffice.html#
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/03/07/oficina-sugoroku-daiken-met-architects/
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