Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng

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"Red” container Art Commercial modular buildings located under the Oriental Pearl, on the east bank of the Huangpu River. The function has great flexibility, which can be served as office, brand experience, high-end catering and other needs. Our project aim to become an important part of the recreation revetment system of the Huangpu River in future. The hardest part is how to achieve the design goal, “it is a container, however, far more than just a container.” We would like keep the container symbolic elements and modulus, but also break through the basic form, showing the possibility of creation in container construction.

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The red corrugated sheet shuttle between the white container frame, with dynamic and looming. Plan is divided into two areas by the red corrugated sheet, one is public and the other one is more private. Thus a brave new use is provided: people enjoy the events and discussions in the open space, in the same time, others chat or communicate in the corners which is more personal.

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The entire container art commercial modular is consisted of eight 40’’ ultrahigh containers and five 20’’ ultrahigh, total area is 320sqm. It recombine the line and plane, the component elements of container, into different meaning of structure and enclosure. A flexible interior space is created. The diameter 5cm holes on the red corrugated shuttle provide an obscure bound and profuse shadow, also induce the version weight of the construction. Finally, the results come out as one interesting challenge, breaking the traditional character of container, creating the diversity space, and exploring the possibilities of container constructions.

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P.S.: Photos shows 1/ 5 part of "red” container Arts Business Module (two 40’’ ultrahigh container shells, without interior fitment). It is specially adapted for participating in Shanghai “Creators pier, Box Carnival “events, organized by the Communist Youth League. Increasing one corridor into the original design, independent of folding corrugated sheets as landscape placed into yard. After the event, all the parts built can be 100% reuse. The remaining 4 /5 containers install in the site, which also shows the flexibility and sustainability of container construction.

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Address:Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China

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Cite: "Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng" 14 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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