Competition: five copies of Container Atlas
to be won

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We've got together with publisher Gestalten to offer our readers the chance to win one of five copies of  Container Atlas: a Practical Guide to Container Architecture.

Container Atlas explores how shipping containers have increasingly become repurposed as the structural basis for many temporary and more permanent structures.

The book includes plans and practical information from architect and professor Han Slawik and his team to aid the designing of container buildings while also suggesting solutions to commonly-encountered issues.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's more from Gestalten:


Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture
Edited by: H. Slawik, J. Bergmann, M. Buchmeier, S. Tinney

ABOUT THE BOOK

Shipping containers are modular, affordable, and virtually indestructible. More and more often they are being used to build temporary structures such as pavilions, offices, galleries, and bars that can be easily moved if necessary. This phenomenon has a name: container architecture.

Container Atlas presents a wide range of contemporary projects along with an in-depth investigation into the background and evolution of this topical field.

The book illustrates how containers are being used as building blocks to accommodate the daily lives and special events of urban nomads.

Because the structures that containers are used to build are not meant to be permanent, their architecture has a more short-term and playful character that often references current trends.

Container Atlas features advertising, pop-up stores, and temporary exhibits that are built using this approach as well as sophisticated housing and office spaces.

Found in both urban and rural settings, these container structures provoke and inspire while setting new standards in functionality and aesthetics.

Including detailed reports by experts in the field, Container Atlas explains the historical development of container use in architecture, documents plans, describes associated costs, and suggests concrete solutions for common problems.

The book also introduces the various types of containers currently in use today, from standard shipping models to modular pieces made to order out of various materials or with customized cutouts.

Container Atlas is a practical and inspirational reference for architects, planners, and cultural activists as well as event and marketing managers, to guide them in deciding what types of containers are best suited to their upcoming projects.

With years of theoretical and practical experience in the fields of container architecture and modular building, architect and professor Han Slawik and his team have established themselves as international experts in these fields.

Also available in German edition:

Container Atlas: Handbuch der Container Architektur

BOOK DETAILS

Title: Container Atlas
Subtitle: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture
Editors: H. Slawik, J. Bergmann, M. Buchmeier, S. Tinney

Price: € 49,90 / $ 78,00 / £ 45,00
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 256 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-286-7

Preview pages online here

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Congratulations to our winners! Jeon You-Youn in Germany, Peter Ullstad in Sweden, Michael Scullion in Ireland, Pedro Conceição in Portugal and Gabriela Flores in France.

  • nico

    this looks like an amazing compilation of projects

  • Drew Patmore

    Yes please

  • John Farley

    Self-contained containment is contentment

  • vaisakh.v.mathunny

    Thanks a lot…
    Im an Architecture student and thanks once again,
    for making us aware about this innovative style of architecture.This can one of the best way of reusing materials as well as time and labour…i believe these type of innovations can help our material scarcity and will definitely pave the way to the gates of Sustainability and Green…

  • shyroe

    pretty pretty please??!

  • Obelix

    still waiting for mine xD

  • Danka Krstic

    One pleasse. :-)

  • Cindy Hansen

    one for me to please :-) , i love the innovative concept of the container design

  • Archaj

    It is a lovely book. Such a pity I never win :(

  • Maria Fidalgo

    I would like it sooo much..it´s a really interesting subject

  • alofa

    me 2