Sugoroku Office by Daiken-Met Architects

Sugoroku Office designed for and by the Daiken-Met Architecture

The Sugoroku Office designed for and by the Daiken-Met Architecture firm located in Gifu, Japan has some typically Japanese features at the same time innovative and modern. Internally sleek and well thought out while the outside I can’t help feeling its half finished. The orange barriers are typical of temporary warning barriers and the stairs seem almost cartoon. But I suppose this is what sets it apart from normal at the same time gives the building some features. The building has been designed to be mobile and can be dismantled for movement.

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Sand Blasting And Painting Stairs For Shipping Container Home

The first photo is actually the last I took the day after, its the stairs after they have been sand blasted and painted. The others are the process at different stages. I had taken the stairs out of the apartment yesterday to get them ready for sand blasting and painting. The sandblaster hadn’t been used in over a year which resulted in it and the compressor having to be cleaned down before I could use them. By the time I had finished that it was already lunchtime and very hot, when I finally did start blasting the rain rolled in to ruin the day. It did only last twenty minutes but it then took another hour for the stairs to dry before I could give them another blast. I had tried to video what I see when sand blasting but it didn’t turn out very well so I just took the photos you see below instead. I did manage to get the stairs painted though but expect they will need touching up by the time they are dropped back into place.

I was hoping to get the wall behind the stairs covered in metal sheeting today but the best I could manage was pre drilling the holes in the sheets, This helps in getting the holes all straight and uniform.

 

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Shipping container holiday home – Port-a-Bach – New Zealand

A bach is a name or term giving to a small building often holiday homes or beach houses in New Zealand.

Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen of atelier workshop have built this one and the lowering of the one side that seems to be very common in single unit containers has been used to open up the container for more space and light. To maximise the space even the opening doors double as a bed space. It can boast enough living space for 4 people which is a bit of an achievement in such a tight space at the same time its a holiday home so the point is to spend more time outdoors. As you can see from the layout though a lot of time went into the design and I am more than impressed in the use of the limited space they have including the Murphy bed that gives a double usage for the central floor area.

On top of that the unit is designed to be mobile and I believe comes with its concrete blocks for its foundation. Only concern with that though is people buying or wanting one of these if they buy them is making sure they have level ground as for several years myself when furniture making you would get people order furniture who suddenly realised after it arrived it didn’t fit in the house even though they had been asked several times to measure doorways and stairs before they ordered anything. With a container home its a bit more complex as the delivery driver wants to go and won’t hang around when people start to get shovels out because they haven’t checked the ground. At the same time that responsibility doesn’t fall on the designers and builders of this home but a cautionary note if anyone buys one.

 

 

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