Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Container Stack Pavilion in Taiyuan, Shanxi by People’s Architecture Office
September 8th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: People’s Architecture Office
Shipping containers stacked and shifted in plan and layered in elevation maximize rooftop views and shaded public areas on the ground at the Container Stack Pavilion. A 7.5 meter cantilevered box is the point of entrance to the building’s upper level roof, while the pavilion itself seems to extend out toward bordering streets, showcasing its interior activities. The ends of each container are capped with full height windows, allowing sightlines throughout the entire building. Inside, a double height central atrium is carved out where the two levels of shipping containers overlap. The Container Stack Pavilion is a temporary structure that can be disassembled and moved to other locations.
People’s Architecture Office
Beijing-based People’s Architecture Office was founded by He Zhe, James Shen and Zang Feng in 2010, and consist of an international team of architects, engineers, product designers and urbanists. The studio has been honored with international awards including multiple Architizer A+ Awards and Red Dot Awards as well as the prestigious World Architecture Festival Award.
With the belief that design is for the masses, PAO aims to be conceptually accessible and culturally pragmatic. Our work is always socially motivated. The office is a historic courtyard house in the center of Beijing and functions as a laboratory for observation, testing, and building.
Born in Jinhua, China, He Zhe is A Registered Architect in China. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Urbanism from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology.
Born in Los Angeles, USA, James Shen received his M. Arch from MIT and a BSc in Product Design from California State University.
Born in Lanzhou, China, Zang Feng is A Registered Architect in China. He received a Master of Architecture at the Graduate Center of Architecture, Peking University.
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