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A Crisis of Conscience and Containers

In the wake up the economic, housing, and automaker crises, we find ourselves in he midst of a new global dilemma — enter: The Shipping Container Crisis. Yes, The Shipping Container Crisis. An NPR piece describes the ready-for-cinema story of complex personal relationships and interweaving lives (paging Paul Haggis…) affected by the lack of the globally […]

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When Shipping Container Architecture Goes Bad…Apocalypse Bad

[left image via LOT-EK, right via io9] Shipping Container Architecture will not. go. away. MVRDV’s Container City and LOT-EK’s Mobile Dwelling Unit (above left) are two of the most famous examples, but the irrepressible Adam Kalkin and other makeshift shipping magnates continue to explore the possibilities of a cargo-friendly living — so much so that […]

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Architecture

Architecture & Hygiene

I have to thank the New York Times for introducing me to the work of architect Adam Kalkin. The article focuses on his recent work with shipping containers but that’s not what caught my attention. Kalkin’s website,Architecture and Hygiene, is a wellspring of originality and compelling material. Besides his several books, you can also buy […]