Probably one of the most interesting and practical uses of a shipping container I have come across.Adam Kalkin’s creation is not only functional but blends in due to its use of bright colours and other towering buildings nearby. Its part of his latest work for a pop up pirate radio tower for the Mis-Design exhibition in Australia. Its location will be at the entrance to the exhibition and the project is being hosted jointly by Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, and State of Design Festival.
The shipping container as you can see has been painted in some very bright but pleasing to the eye colours and design. The radio stations main need is height over space which is why the shipping container nestles on one end that was hoisted into place with a large crane. Inside a staircase zig zags up the interior to the where on the first picture you can see a pillbox cut window where the radio station will be housed. Funded by the Victorian College of the Arts they are hoping it will act as a catalyst for more funding for cultural development in Victoria, Australia with the radio station broadcasting news and information about local designers,photographers,architects and other art forms and artists in the region.
The interior of the container was completed by students from RMIT university by using reclaimed materials from Pumphouse design.
During the State of Design Festival, Anya Trybala of yarraReporter will be inviting local artists to come and speak about they’re art at the tower.