Container Architecture: Modular Construction Marvels (Hardcover)

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Description


In this book the reader will find the full range of
current container architecture projects - one container for a temporary exhibition Hall, or thousand containers for a football stadium.


In an ever-changing world with its hybrid forms of living and working,
this book presents a collection of remarkable and carefully selected container buildings. Invented in the 1950s by Malcom McLean, these plain steel boxes with corrugated profiles revolutionized the worldwide trade sector. Furthermore, these huge receptacles for storing and transporting cargo have found their way into architecture to become an essential part of global building culture.

Ever more astonishing architectural applications and design experiments are based on these standardized, strictly geometrically conceived units. Their imaginatively designed shells are just as versatile as their use: sometimes with original, rough surfaces with traces of use that tell a story, sometimes with a curtain facade made of wood and large-scale glazing, or even as a purist composition with a sophisticated light installation.

About the Author


After completing a degree in architecture in architecture Sibylle Kramer worked for gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in different functions, such as Chief Representative in Beijing. In 2001 she set up her successful architecture practice in Hamburg which has received various awards and competition prizes. Kramer is also a frequent participant on selection committees for architectural competitions. As a book author, she has published books on architectural topics with Braun for many years.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783037682876
ISBN-10: 3037682876
Publisher: Braun Publishing
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English