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Old August 20th, 2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Shipping container skyscrapers

I've placed this thread here because I couldnt think of anywhere more relevant. Happy to move or have it moved if needed.

Just seen this fascinating article on Dezeen on a proposal to build two skyscrapers (400m and 200m) in India from shipping containers. Beautiful renders if nothing else.

I like skyscrapers because they remind me of the dystopian science-fiction I read as a child. That's healthy...right?
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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:43 PM   #2
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Verbena Heights

Verbena Heights (Chinese: 茵怡花園) is a public housing estate on the reclaimed land in Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, located near Po Lam Station. It was developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society in 1996 and 1997. It consists of 7 residential blocks with a total of 1894 saleable units and 971 rental units. It is an attempt to design environmentally-responsible housing. It received a Silver Medal at the 1998 Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards.

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Old October 7th, 2015, 07:27 AM   #3
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A new skyscraper being made out of recycled shipping containers? How feasible would such an idea be?

A skyscraper made from shipping containers would need to have a central core for elevators/stairs and other services. Also, how are we gonna prevent such a skyscraper from collapsing so easily (due to structural instability)?

There are proposals for two shipping container skyscrapers to be 200 m and 400 m. I think you may need to start slow with an idea like this. How about a shipping container skyscraper with 12 floors?
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.
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