Container Stack Pavilion / People’s Architecture


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Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office


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Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office


Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office


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  • Architects: People's Architecture
  • Location: Dong Shan Ma Lu, Xinghualing Qu, Taiyuan Shi, Shanxi Sheng, China
  • Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Zhang Minghui, Amy Song, Zhang Zhen
  • Area: 307.3 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

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Shipping containers stacked and shifted in plan and layered in elevation maximize rooftop views and shaded public areas on the ground at the Container Stack Pavilion. A 7.5 meter cantilevered box is the point of entrance to the building’s upper level roof, while the pavilion itself seems to extend out toward bordering streets, showcasing its interior activities. The ends of each container are capped with full height windows, allowing sightlines throughout the entire building. Inside, a double height central atrium is carved out where the two levels of shipping containers overlap. The Container Stack Pavilion is a temporary structure that can be disassembled and moved to other locations.


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Plan

Plan

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Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in the south eastern part of Icelandy is…

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in the south eastern part of Icelandy is often referred to as one of the most beautiful one in the country. It is a result of thousands of years of erosion, caused by the melting glaciers. Today 2 kilometers long and up to 100 meters deep canyon is being constantly carved by the Fjaðrá river.

Hidden at the end of a series of one lane gravel roads leading to a grassy hiking trail lies the canyon sporting the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous palagonitic rock cliffs you will ever seen.