Two shipping containers provide a sea-facing observation deck atop this tower in South Korea by Portuguese artist 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.
A 1:5 model of the structure, named Sky is the Limit, is on display at the NRW-Forum Dusseldorf Museum.
Entitled Container Architecture, the exhibition presents a selection of projects that reuse or are modelled on freight containers.
Photography is by Bureau des Mésarchitectures, apart from where otherwise stated.
Above photograph is by NRW-Forum Duesseldorf
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.
Dimensions 7.6 x 6.7 x 18.3 m | 50 m²