Archinect - News 2014-10-26T04:58:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106094093/zipper-fastened-kaleidoscopic-architecture Zipper-fastened kaleidoscopic architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-08T13:35:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T13:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73a3da8515021e2d817626a412902eca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The installation you see above is a project by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki called "Wink," their entry into Kobe Biennial's Art Container Contest. The kaleidoscope concept uses mirrors (in keeping with Sir David Brewster's classic), but is also held together by zippers. Shirane and Miyazaki claim this makes it the first "architecture" based on zippers; proving you can create an adaptable, reconfigurable space using the same tech found in your pants.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88133824/results-of-the-sydney-container-vacation-house-competition Results of the [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition Justine Testado 2013-12-05T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-05-09T12:33:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1azlluyg7fws5r8.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[AC-CA] recently announced the results of their [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition. Entrants had to design a waterfront vacation house on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia using only a freight container.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 307 proposals, the jury chose three winners:</p><p>1st prize (US$3,500): Ales Javurek, Czech Republic (see cover pic)</p><p>2nd prize (US$1,700): Eunjin Koh and Jonghyun Kim, South Korea</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lbpxewn5m0j8hb5.jpg"></p><p>3rd prize (US$800): Andrew Nicolle and James Moulder, Australia</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxor32jk5a4w4z25.jpg"></p><p><em>Images courtesy of [AC-CA].</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61855411/home-sweet-shipping-container-nyc-creating-modular-disaster-housing Home Sweet Shipping Container: NYC Creating Modular Disaster Housing HotSoup 2012-11-21T14:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha5yuik3vedixy2f.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Carved out of shipping containers, these LEGO-like, stackable apartments offer all the amenities of home. Or more, since they are bigger, and brighter, than the typical Manhattan studio. It&rsquo;s the FEMA trailer of the future, built with the Dwell reader in mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ever since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans six years ago, the Bloomberg administration has been quietly at work on creating a disaster housing that meets the needs of New York City's unique density and geography. &nbsp;They have created a model system using shipping containers, and while it will not be able to help those left homeless by Sandy, it should be ready by next year, for when the next major disaster hits.</p>