Architects propose shipping container tower to replace slums

The firm says approximately 2,500 containers would be needed to complete the design, which aims to accommodate as many as 5,000 people.

August 27, 2015 |
Architects propose shipping container tower to replace slums

The scheme envisions a single container being subdivided into several studio flats, while three-bedroom family residences could be crafted out of three containers. Renderings courtesy CRG Architects

CRG Architects, which has offices in China and Nigeria, revealed its plans to make multistory multifamily dwellings made out of brightly painted shipping containers.

According to Dezeen, the firm proposed recycled shipping containers to be used for the project, stacking them to create high-density, cost-effective housing in urban areas. The design was a runner-up in a Mumbai housing competition. 

The firm says approximately 2,500 containers would be needed to complete the design, which aims to accommodate as many as 5,000 people. A concrete structure will support the stacked containers, and they will be arranged with their edges overlapping to create two cylindrical towers.

The scheme envisions a single container being subdivided into several studio flats, while three-bedroom family residences could be crafted out of three containers.

Dezeen has the full story.

 

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