Thesis – Kagiso container store by The Playground SA, Johannesburg – South Africa
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British practice BDP Architects has collaborated with the Manchester International Festival to design the ‘Music Boxes’ installation for the Manchester International Festival 2011 in Salford Quays Docks in Manchester, United Kingdom. For children of all ages, the playground’s peripheral boundary is formed by 78 shipping containers.
Sleeping Around is a unique pop-up hotel. The term “pop-up” goes beyond merely “making an appearance”. Here, it denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a unique experience with a strong element of surprise. Already successfully employed in retail, the concept has never been extensively applied to hotels. Until now, that is.
Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has just opened its new pop-up location in London’s southbank with a building designed by London-based architects Softroom. Composed of eight shipping containers and adorned with murals by international street artists, the restaurant functions as an experimental kitchen with monthly food specials over the course of 18 months, after which the project will move to another location.
LOT-EK has designed a transportable retail building named PUMA CITY for Puma. The building is made out of 24 shipping containers and existing container connectors instead of traditional building materials. It is fully dismountable and travels on a cargo ship along with the sail boats, and will be assembled and disassembled a number of times once it reaches the different international harbors.