Third prize in the much talked about architectural competition for the design of Container Holiday Property named [SYDNEY 08] comes as the project design by Australian team of architecture students James Moulder and Andrew Nicolle. This noted competitors was hosted by [AC-CA], discover far more of the project after the jump:
From the Architects:
Concrete- characterised by or belonging to immediate encounter of actual factors or events strong, true, tangible.
Anamnesis- a recalling to thoughts reminisce. Shipping container housing, utilised several occasions in areas all about the world, is now recognised as an architectural typology in its own right. Utilizing structurally sound containers, stacked and cantilevered on best of each other, container housing speaks of an architectural kind that expresses in itself the sensible and functional nature of internationally standardised shipping containers.
While the use of structurally sound containers for housing enables the sustainable reuse of containers nearing the finish of their lives, it does not address the concern of the estimated 30,000 broken containers presently in the oceans, or the added 2,000-10,000 containers which fall off ships annually. These containers demand on average 8,000 kWh to melt down, far more than an average house utilizes in 1 year.
Our concept proposal, Concrete Anamesis, builds upon, however is vastly various to ideas associated with container housing. Starting with damaged containers, no longer suitable for use in shipping and destined for the scrap yard, the Bondi vacation house gives goal to these containers, using their broken panels as formwork for the house.
The broken containers are organised on internet site according to the programmatic brief of the house and in order to greatest capture views, all-natural breezes and daylight. The intersection of these containers creates void spaces which, when cast in concrete, turn out to be solid types.
This solidification of what was after void space turns what would normally be inert voids into space defining solids that defines rooms and locations of the home and imparts a captivating spatial good quality to the home, speaking not only of the arrangement of the damaged containers but also of their memory.
The notion of memory centres on the notion that memory takes location in space it is associated to both a temporal sense and a spatial knowledge. The cast kind of the containers reflects the spatial experience, even though at the identical time these quite deformations that shape the physical kind also hold permanent an occasion in time, reflecting the temporal sense. It is these imprints, these memories, which inspire contemplation by the occupants of the containers rough lives at sea.
Concrete Anamnesis makes use of a sustainable concrete sprayed onto the deformed container formwork. Consisting of hugely insulative Liapor higher quality expanded clay as aggregate and utilizing new technologies that replaces cement with crushed waste glass, the cement has an estimated embodied C02 of less than 30kg/tonne. This concrete mixture final results in low embodied energy constructing material, appropriate to the exposed and harsh circumstances of the web site upon the headland.
Concrete Anamnesis results in a trip house that captures each the embodied memories and the beauty in the fragility of the deformed container, whilst supplying a use for disused and structurally unsound containers within the harsh costal headland environment.
Project: [Sydney 08] Container Getaway Residence – CONCRETE ANAMNESIS
Competition Organized by [AC-CA]
Created by James Moulder, Andrew Nicolle
Use-Web site Region: 1492 m2 (Website Region: 1,491.76 mtwo)
Building Area: 410 m2
GFA: 380 mtwo
Maximum Height: 8 m
Landscape Location: 61 mtwo (deck + pool), 1021 mtwo (organic)
Place: Sydney, Australia
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