Gallery: Stacked Shipping Container Sugoroku Office Pops up in Japan

When faced with difficulties in finding leasable space, Daiken-Met Architects took matters into their own hands by designing and building a temporary, moveable shipping container office. Sugoroku Office is built from seven 20' containers set within a steel frame system to reduce loads on the containers and create space for balconies. Located in Gifu, Japan, the temporary building provides space for the firm's office along with housing space and a storage system.

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  1. Kai at ShelterKraft April 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I love the idea of solid portable buildings like this!

    But I find it a bit curious that they felt the need to build a structural grid to hold up and stack the containers when the containers themselves are meant to be stacked 8 to 10 high on ships. Even with seismic/wind loading and incorporating elements such as balconies, stairs and open areas, I would come up with design/engineering solutions that don’t rely on an external grid structure. This is precisely what our own portable production fabrication/office structures are about. ~ shelterkraft

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