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SOAK "eco-bathhouse" concept calls for shipping container-based bathing | GizMag.com

SOAK "eco-bathhouse" concept calls for shipping container-based bathing | GizMag.com | Lit Review | Scoop.it

Shipping containers have been used to revolutionize housing, and have also given rise to wacky ideas like an extreme sports theme park. Thanks to a new concept dubbed SOAK, we can add sustainable bathhouse to the growing list of potential uses for the durable metal boxes.

 

The main premise behind SOAK is that it aims to remove some of the guilt which may result from being a regular visitor to resource-heavy spas or bathhouses, by using renewable energy sources and recycled shipping containers.

 

SOAK looks like it will be pretty well stocked in bathing facilities, with a couple of cold plunge buckets, a shower, and a solarium. It's not clear what the capacity would be (presumably not very high), but a small physical footprint would also make sustainable energy more practicable.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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A Modular & Flexible (shipping container) Terminal for the Port of Seville, Spain

A Modular & Flexible (shipping container) Terminal for the Port of Seville, Spain | Lit Review | Scoop.it

The Port of Seville needed a new Cruise Ship Terminal with a flexible character, multipurpose, extendable, easily removable and even movable.

This would permit to accomodate the unpredictable number of passengers in the port and it does not limit the possibilities of the urban-port valuable space of the Muelle de las Delicias. The Port Authority itself proposed to solve the project using sea containers. On the other hand, the place, near the historic centre, was claiming an object of architectural quality that would promote the dialogue between the port and its urban environment.

The on-site construction work could only last 15 days, the maximum time between two consecutive cruises docking. The modular construction with recycled shipping containers would be mostly finished in workshop, ensuring the precision of the on-site work...


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Ati Energia's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:02 PM

Modular Buildings constructed with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) and Powered by PV Panels and other Alternative Energy Systems . . . it is all happening and we want to participate!!! 

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:56 PM

Arquitectura modular para la autoridad portuaria de Sevilla- Nueva parada para los cruceros. Buen diseño, sostenible y eficiente.