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(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach

(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach
Courtesy of  WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of WE-designs and XP& Architecture

The city of Long Beach, California recently asked firms WE-designs and XP& Architecture to design a landmark project to revitalize its downtown area using a low budget. The initial ideas are represented here as a series of re-configured old shipping containers, truncated and placed upright.  The futuristic cluster of low rise buildings, called (RE) Configured-Ecologies, may eventually become multi-use space with an open playground feel.  It will comprise of an education center, a café, retail space and 13 work/live loft spaces as well as an open roof terrace.  Through proposing three types of innovatively reconstructed modular shipping containers, the overall construct leads to open courtyards, interlocking units, and playfully generated programs that introduce a new innovative topological creation that regenerates and reconnects the community.

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(via Inhabitat)

Courtesy of  WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of  WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of  WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of WE-designs and XP& Architecture
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Irina Vinnitskaya
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Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach" 17 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/159217/re-configured-ecologies-recycled-shipping-container-structures-to-revive-long-beach/> ISSN 0719-8884
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