What I love about this design is its keep it simple, functional but still having an artistic flair. The fact that market stalls in a traditional sense are also utilized help make this a welcoming weekend hangout and shopping location. You will notice that the shape of the exterior of the market has utilized the shipping containers as well as other walling to create a barrier, I know when I visit markets myself nothing worse than getting a gust of wind shooting through on a cold morning. The containers no doubt act as a wind break to prevent this from happening.
The joint venture between market developers Urban Space and Youngwoo associates seems to have hit the ground running on this project and likely to be a long-term success. The design was envisioned and implemented by architect Thomas Kosbau utilizing 22 shipping containers for the project. Although primarily a market its also an outdoor community centre.
As you approach bright colours of orange,red and white colours greet you before entering through an alley between the containers into a picnic area made up of homemade picnic tables servicing the needs of buyers from the resident restaurants and cafes inside the shipping container market development.
On site is also an urban farm and garden which has been sub divided into different organisations and communities. As well as its very own BBOX radio which is soon to launch online, currently providing its beats within the boundaries of the market. The photo above is also something I wanted to add because the staggering of the units allows for the doors to open against its neighbouring shipping container as well as its neighbouring container being able to swing its door round on top of the other allowing both security and the doors to be put out of the way during retail hours. Inside the units have been insulated and dry walled as well as air conditioning added to create a functional retail unit.
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.
If your looking at making a statement and getting noticed Studio mk27 has been constructed on vibrant coloured shipping containers located in São Paulo’s most upmarket and trendiest neighbourhood. The shipping containers have been constructed 2 high and painted in bright fluorescent colours. The land is leased which is why the client wanted to source a movable low cost solution.
Added to this was a simple two storey high hanger using polycarbonate doors to allow opening up the store giving the feeling of space. The bright colours to give a modern and funky feel to the building is also to do with its location in the Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva neighbourhood which being the last available land lot amongst a row of furniture stores it needed to make its own statement to attract customers with such stiff competition. Decameron Design needed something that had an eye catching design and utilizing shipping containers in this way with the flamboyant colours did the trick. The containers also give space to get an idea of how the furniture will fit into someone’s home due to being able to view furniture within the container units to imagine how it will fit in to the home.