Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

October 27, 2017 by  
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While some designers choose to mask the rough aesthetic of shipping containers with sophisticated cladding, Danish firm Arkitema Architects are proudly putting the metal boxes at the forefront with the design of a new apartment complex in Denmark. Beat Box is a funky complex comprised of 48 containers whose simple and raw appearance was blends in nicely with the former industrial neighborhood of Musicon, just outside of Copenhagen. The Beat Box apartment complex uses 48 containers to create 30 light-filled apartments. Spanning over three blocks in a semi-circle shape, the modern complex will face two of the most central streets in the city. The ground floor will be enclosed with large glass panels to create a strong connection between the structure and its urban environment. Related: This shipping container hotel is so cool you’ll forget its a shipping container The rough exteriors of the shipping containers will be retained, while the interiors will be converted into modern living spaces of various sizes. Large glazed windows and doors will be built into the containers to bring natural light into the units, some of which will have balconies. Future tenants will also be able to enjoy amenities such as a bbq patio and ample bike parking. Thanks to the efficiency of building with shipping containers , construction of the Beat Box project will be a fairly straightforward. Additionally convenient is that the complex will be built in a way so that the structure will be flexible , meaning that the containers can be reconfigured in years to come if necessary. Retaining the rugged exterior of the containers is an integral part of the design, which is focused on creating a sustainable icon for the neighborhood’s revitalization goals, which aims to add 1,000 jobs and 1,000 homes to the Musicon area over the next 15 years. The ambitious urban plan is counting on various sustainable architectural projects accommodate the new population, which will hopefully see the previously industrial area converted into a thriving avant-garde community. + Arkitema Architects Via Archdaily Images via Arkitema Architects

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Visitor center disguised as a hill to welcome visitors to Denmarks historic Kal Castle Ruins

January 5, 2017 by  
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The beautiful historic ruins of Kalø Castle are unmissable, but its planned visitor center might not be too easy to spot. Danish architectural firm Arkitema Architects unveiled their winning proposal for the historic site’s visitor center, a hill-shaped building designed to blend into the surrounding hilly landscape. The unusual building is crafted as an extension of the Mols Bjerge National Park in Denmark to keep focus on the ruins and existing architecture. Located in eastern Jutland just 20 kilometers from the Danish city of Aarhus , the Kalø Castle Ruins are a major tourist attraction that holds a dramatic history dating back to the 14th century. Thus a new visitor center was needed to accommodate the approximately 150,000 tourists that visit the ruins annually. Arkitema Architects designed a building to meet that scale of need but wanted to preserve the existing views. The resulting design is one that disguises the visitor center as a natural landform. Related: This green-roofed visitor center will be nestled under a hill in Denmark The gently sloping hill-shaped building will be constructed of timber and brick and cover two floors connected by a large staircase that doubles as a meeting point. The visitor center will also house an exhibition area, gathering space, and a restaurant with panoramic views of the ruins. The roof will be accessible to visitors as well. The project is slated to open to the public in 2019. + Arkitema Architects Via ArchDaily Images via Arkitema Architects

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Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

October 1, 2014 by  
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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

October 1, 2014 by  
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