There are some shipping container designs I just ask the question “why?” when I see them and this is a typical example of why I am left questioning the point. The shipping container home by Adam Kalkin may have a transformers type conversion by utilising hydraulics for the shipping container home to open up by the single press of a button but its simply not practical. Adding roof canopies and slot walls to the dropped out areas would make it a working home but all I can see is a shipping container full of mod cons that needs a building to be housed in which defeats the object of it being a shipping container home.
It does have a kitchenette, dining area, books and shelving as well as a sitting room with sofa and tables. But no walls or ceilings on the exterior. Artist or architect making a name for a design maybe?
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.
“The Quik House” – A Time Lapsed Installation Of A Shipping Container Home by Adam Kalkin.
Illy collaborated with artist/architect Adam Kalkin to create a dramatic work of living art — the illy Push Button House, a five-room home with a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room and library constructed within a standard industrial shipping container. The home, which transforms at the push of a button, is created from recycled and recyclable materials and is the physical representation of illy’s dedication to sustainability, art and innovation. Guests to Push Button House had the opportunity to sample Continue reading The illy Push Button Shipping Container House — by Adam Kalkin