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Guess the Architecture for 9/12/2017

Posted September 12, 2017 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

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09/12/2017 3:13 PM

Looks like shipping containers repurposed for housing.....

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09/14/2017 2:26 AM

Those are the best looking shipping container homes I've seen! Thanks for sharing!

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09/13/2017 9:43 AM

Definitely exhibits that "modular design" appearance...

though NOT "Vancouver" style.

Sort-of reminiscent of one of these "social housing projects"

The roofline isn't right for THIS "Mixed-use complex" (ecological)

...but... it could be one of many "Aussie" designs...

...or, the backside of a combination Auto Repair center / Dry cleaners.

(not enuf time to scratch further today).

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09/13/2017 3:30 PM

I think along with SE, it is probably made from shipping containers (seatainers?).

I looked and ran out of time (operation timed out before I could lock on one).

Lots of designs, some look just fine.

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09/13/2017 6:55 PM

"Aye" . . . (("some look just fine")) It could be a real JOY living in some of them.

I revisited my "Aussie" link above (in #2), and ... (lo-and-behold), there's somethin' familiar-lookin' in them-thar search-results (several times, actually!)

At this end , I am going blind scrounging through such an overwhelming number of (searched) image results, trying my best to focus on that peculiar 'Lego-interlock' appearance at all the window/doorway corners.... I don't have the stamina for such investigative work right now... yet, it HAS provided some eye-opening and appealing sights thus far...(!)

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09/15/2017 4:23 PM

I think it is called (by some) "Cargotecture".

Check out this: Las Vegas container park

I've been there a couple of times (not far from Fremont street experience), and it is a pretty nice place.

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09/13/2017 1:53 PM

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and Billy Beer manufacturing offices?

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09/13/2017 4:43 PM

leave Billy Beer out of this, please.....

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09/13/2017 4:50 PM

I relent for my attack on any beer. If any beer was injured by my statement, I apologize. Here's to better imbibement.

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09/14/2017 2:30 AM

Oh my!!!!!

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09/13/2017 4:51 PM

Maggie: is that little window on the side, a bit lower than the others a laundry chute?

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09/14/2017 8:30 AM

Nope.

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09/18/2017 11:08 AM

This week’s building, Nursery in la Chapelle-les-Sciers, was actually not constructed of shipping containers. Instead, the architects, Lacroix Chessex, designed the building to be clad in wood, resembling “a large, cut-out block” or a children’s toy. Seen in plan, the building is intended to bring to mind a dovetail joint or puzzle piece, with the building interlocking with the sunken outdoor play space, creating a sheltered area for the children.

The interior is not necessarily what I would expect from a nursery school, with its pervasive use of concrete in the main spaces. While that material choice remains unexplained by the architects in their brief with ArchDaily, the organization of the building accommodates four groups of children in each of the wings and connects the interior spaces with nature.

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