Gallery: Stacked Shipping Container Sugoroku Office Pops up in Japan

Circulation routes are installed on the outside of the containers to provide access all the way up to the 3rd floor.
 
Circulation routes are installed on the outside of the containers to provide access all the way up to the 3rd floor.

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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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