Thinking inside the box 6: Ellis & Associates Architects
One quarter of the container used by Ellis & Associates Architects in the Waiting for Change project is buried in a rock face in the Bo-Kaap. The remainder cantilevers over the informal settlement below.
Thinking inside the box 4: Strey Architects
Friedrich Strey has used shipping containers to create a cosy chalet fit for any ski resort. He has also eliminated problems caused by a container’s awkward dimensions by developing an alternative unit called Modul8.
Thinking inside the box 2: Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens
Containa® by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens is a digital game for those who want to design their own homes, or for architects seeking design solutions. Never before has the planning of architectural spaces been so easy – or so much fun.
Thinking inside the box 5: 26'10 South Architects
26’10 South Architects has created a DIY-home kit that can be built wherever a road or helicopter can take you – the inspiring Karoo landscape, for instance.
Thinking inside the box 3: Earthworld Architects
The issue of sufficient innercity accommodation is still an unresolved dilemma. By using existing buildings combined with containers, Earthworld Architects has come up with an answer.
Thinking inside the box 1: Fluid Architecture & Interiors
Fluid Architecture & Interiors joined forces with other design practices to conceptualise three ways to use containers as vessels for recycling and to increase awareness of sustainable development.