Japanese architect Tomokazu Hayakawa recently completed Tokyo's first art gallery made from stacked shipping containers. Located in the Torigoe area and named CC4441, the gallery features boxy spaces for displaying art as well as offices. Step in to learn more about this unique new landmark.
Located in an old area of Tokyo called Torigoe, CC4441 is surrounded by small factories producing leather products, paper crafts and ornaments. It was designed for a husband who needed a small office space, and whose wife wanted to open a small art gallery. The gallery consist of a large second-hand shipping containers stacked on top of one that has been cut in half to create two smaller spaces and a small open air courtyard.
The top-shipping container (C-TWO) measures 40ft long and became the husband’s office space, while the wife uses the bottom ones (C-ONE) for displaying art and design pieces. In order to fit the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) and make the building more elegant, all interiors were covered with timber panels. What a striking, bold design – we hope it catalyzes similar projects in the city.
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Photos by Kuniaki Sasage