Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino


Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

Two shipping containers provide a sea-facing observation deck atop this tower in South Korea by Portuguese artist Didier Faustino.

Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

Above photograph is by Hong Lee

Vistors must climb five flights of steps to reach the top of the 20 metre-high scaffolding.

Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

A 1:5 model of the structure, named Sky is the Limit, is on display at the NRW-Forum Dusseldorf Museum.

Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

Entitled Container Architecture, the exhibition presents a selection of projects that reuse or are modelled on freight containers.

Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

Photography is by Bureau des Mésarchitectures, apart from where otherwise stated.

Sky is the Limit by Didier Faustino

Above photograph is by NRW-Forum Duesseldorf

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Here are a few more details from Didier Faustino:

Sky is the Limit
Yang Yang, South Korea. 2008

Sky is the limit is a domestic space sample, propulsed 20 meters above the ground, a tea room projected in a state of weightlessness, over the troubled horizon. The building’s body is nothing more than a fragile skeleton. Its thin arachnoid structure sets under tension a vertical void. A bicephalous head over this fleshless body is composed of two entities. Two captive voids of strictly similar dimensions provide two opposing experiences.

DMZ Tea House

Steel structure, metal grid, clear glass, wood panels, epoxy white paint.
7.6 x 6.7 x 18.3 m | 50 m²

  • This looks like something that would tilt very easily :S

  • james

    looks very stable. wind wouldnt be an issue, that much weight anchored to the bottom and into the ground. looks safer than most watertowers ive seen and they've been standing for 50 yrs with incident around here.

  • nicey

    shipping containers….!..? i hardly think so. beautifully poised nonetheless.

  • GH.Cho

    as a Korean here, I am very concerned if this can stand against the typhoon.
    In fact, number of typhoons regularly hit Korea every year, and a few of those occurs serious damage to the buildings near shores or rivers.

    of course, regular wind can never be problem if this is stable enough. (and looks like it)