A reinvigoration of an architectural classic. Added projects provide insight into the ever-developing world of container architecture. An expanded reprint of a beloved tome, this book presents a wide range of projects in container architecture--a contemporary architectural phenomenon. In addition to previously released projects, nearly twenty new examples await to inspire and to engage. Container Atlas features container structures used as pop-up stores and temporary exhibits as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces that provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics. But the book is not only visually inspiring. Because it documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems, it is a practical reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.



ISBN: 9783899556698
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 28 Jan 2020
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Publication City, Country: Berlin, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 30(H) x 24(L)



"the new and extended edition features 20 more handpicked examples of shipping-container architecture" -- DEZEEN
"a truly inspiring work and a good platform to value this new form of sustainable architecture" -- AD
"documents the most innovative projects that have sprung up around the world in recent years." -- EL PAIS
"may soon have enough material to become an annual edition!" -- THE GOOD LIFE


Author Biography

Architect and professor HAN SLAWIK is reputed as an international expert on the theme of container architecture. Together with his team, he has been involved for many years with not only the precise theory of, but also the realization of, modular buildings.

Container Atlas (Updated & Extended version): A Practical Guide to Container Architecture

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