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Shigeru Ban's Nomadic Museum: Container Art in Santa Monica

Shigeru Ban's Nomadic Museum: Container Art in Santa Monica | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Shigeru Ban’s inventive yet frugal Nomadic Museum berths on the Santa Monica beachfront

 

For the past 14 years, Gregory Colbert has been filming the interaction of animals and humans around the world, creating images of great beauty. In 2002, he mounted an exhibition, Ashes and Snow, in the Corderia of the Venice Arsenal e. and invited Shigeru Ban to design a prefabricated gallery in which this show could be displayed in varied locations.

Naturalist and architect shared a concern to make the building environmentally sensitive, and for Ban it was a challenge to recycle commonplace materials on a heroic scale. 


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François Lanthier's curator insight, April 30, 10:35 AM

What a great idea!  Quelle bonne idée!

Shanghai Metal Corporation's curator insight, November 5, 2:35 AM

Shipping container is a new and interesting industrial art category.

Check our shipping containers in http://goo.gl/Bj1wWP and think what could be made out of them!

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A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans

A Look at the First Shipping Container Home in New Orleans | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

This home was designed by the Toronto-based maker of prefab homes, MekaWorld, and is the first container home in New Orleans. It is made up of two shipping containers and has a net living area of 640 square feet.

The compact design has large windows installed on each side, letting plenty of natural light into the house. The windows and sliding doors are double glazed and thermally broken; the house is also designed to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.


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Julia LeMense's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:59 PM

A much better use of containers than stacking them up around economically depressed and environmentally degraded neighborhoods to the point that those in the neighborhood cannot see anything other than containers....