Lot-Ek Studio – Whitney Studio (US)

LOT-EK was commissioned to design a special architectural installation for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney Studio installation will be located in the Sculpture Court of the museum’s Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. The studio will function as a gallery for special exhibits and will house activities for the museum’s education programs,…

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Lot-Ek Studio – SuperPier (US)

The conversion of Pier 57 seeks to transform the utilitarian industrial building into an open and public building that weaves, within its four-level existing structure, the outdoor environment of the Hudson River Park with cultural and leisure indoor activities. The program includes a 170,000 square-foot covered, open-air food and retail market, which will contain New…

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Tomecek Studio Architecture – Nederland Shipping Container House (US)

From Tomecek Studio Architecture The 1500 square foot residence is an exercise in reducing the average American home size while implementing environmentally sensitive strategies including recycled materials, green roofs and photovoltaics. The residence is anchored by an existing rock outcropping and takes full advantage of the distant ridge views to the south. The main floor…

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Starbucks Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Store, Northglenn

Starbucks Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Store shop with LEED-certified Located in Northglenn, CO, which is made from two recycled shipping containers clad in reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing.The new Northglenn location is part of a pilot program launched by Starbucks to open a series of environmentally-friendly coffee shops around the world that push the design envelope. The…

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Starbucks Drive-Thru and Walk-Up Store, Tukwila

Rooted from the fact that Starbucks receives its coffee and tea products from overseas in similar shipment boxes, the company built a store from four refurbished containers. Using their interior spaces for retail, service, recycling, and storage, the location reflects the company’s aspiration to reduce waste and incorporate greener practices in the business. Project Details…

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AnL Studio – OceanScope (South Korea)

From AnL Studio As a public observatory deck, called Oceanscope, in Incheon, Korea made of recycled materials, including old shipping containers. The used containers are re-purposed and recycled for a temporary shelter in many rural areas in Korea simply because it is inexpensive.However, indiscreet uses of these commercial metal-box products that don’t have harmonious relationships…

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Shigeru Ban Architects – Onagawa Container Temporary Housing (Japan)

From Shigeru Ban Architects Since the 3.11 earthquake, we have visited more than 50 evacuation facilities and installed over 1800 units (2mx2m) of our Paper Partition System, to ensure privacy between families. During that time, I heard the news that the town of Onagawa was having difficulty to construct enough temporary housing due to the…

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