Container Architecture is something I’m very passionate about. Its an idea that I believe could be of value as an alternative option concerning the housing crisis in Nigeria. Its by no means a holistic answer or solution but one of the many options that could be employed to ease the burden, on a small scale with multiples of 1 or 2 containers and on a large scale with up to a thousand containers. (Keetwonen anyone?).
You could say I’m on a somewhat silent crusade or campaign for its adoption in my beloved Naija, so I’ll like to share a few projects that i think prove its viability and versatility. These projects featured are the brainchild of Urban Space Management, creators of Container City, developed as far back as 2001 and quite possibly one of the most popular container architecture projects in the world amongst many others.
|conceptual massing of 40 ‘containers that make up container city|
|view from the walkway|
|clean well finished interior of a typical apartment|
|covered drive way|
|terraces on the side of the ‘composition’|
|Container city I|
|Container city II|
CYRIL JACKSON SCHOOL
FAWOOD CHILDREN’S CENTER