Showcasing the most high-profile realized ISO-container projects from all over the globe, the Container Architecture Exhibition, put together by Jure Kotnik, is offering an insight into one of architecture’s youngest branches until December 9 at the Seattle AIA gallery and clearly demonstrates the wide variety of uses containers can be put to. This includes temporary constructions, public buildings, housing arrangements and everything in between. The exhibit asserts that quality architecture does not precondition what you build with but how. Several of the presented projects rank among top notch architecture achievements, having received world renowned awards. More information on the exhibition after the break.
The timing of this exhibit could not be better, since the current economic crisis calls for a reassessment of several areas of society, including culture and living. Container architecture is an alternative approach to the prefabricated building, it is quick to setup and low-cost, and offers custom, eco-friendly solutions. The presented projects are mainly from recycled containers assembled with low noise pollution and minimum site impact, which is why we speak of eco-friendly construction.
The exhibition, first of this kind, was put together by Jure Kotnik, architect and editor of bestselling Container Architecture monograph and author of several container architecture realisations. The exhibition was firstly exposed in Ljubljana Museum of Architecture and design and then moved to Paris (ESA Gallery), Berlin (Platoon Gallery) and now to AIA Seattle Gallery where it stays until 9th of December. Beside the selection of twenty projects, the exhibition presents also all the important characteristics of container architecture and it is accompanied with a workshop of container models scale 1:50 where visitors can try themselves in creating container architecture.
The exhibit features works of: Adam Kalkin (USA), AFF Architekten (Germany), DeMaria Design Associates (USA), HVDN Architecten (Netherlands), Hybrid (USA), Knock.Se (Sweden), Lot-Ek (USA), Luc Deleu (Belgium), MMW Architects (Norway), Nicholas Lacey & Partners (UK), Phooey Architects (Australia), Pierre Morency Architecten (Canada), Platoon + Graft (Germany), Shigeru Ban Architects (Japan), Spillmann-Echsle (Swiss), Spillmann-Felser (Swiss), Will Alsop Design Ltd. (UK) and Jure Kotnik (Slovenia).