Archive for September, 2010
The Box Office is a three-story building made from 32 recycled steel shipping containers. The 10,000-square-foot building is targeted at start-up businesses and artists, with up to 12 office and studio spaces ranging from 640 square feet to 2,560 square feet, and is located in Providence, Rhode Island.
What a creative re-use of existing materials! My only concern would be insulation — would it be hot in summer? And maybe pretty cold in the winter unless they put batting or fiberglass insulation in the walls and then put up more metal or sheetrock.
I know nothing about this place but am morbidly curious as to why, why, why they decorated it in this fashion. More photos at Dangerous Minds:
This is an awesome Powerpoint slideshow of the Thousand Islands area that straddle the U.S-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario.
The number of islands was determined using the criteria that any island must be above water level for 365 days per year, bigger than one square foot (roughly 900 cm²), and support at least one tree or shrub. The area is very popular among vacationers, campers, and boaters, and is often referred to as the ‘fresh water boating capital of the world.’
Be sure to press “Full Screen” to view this, as it’s quite stunning:
This is Jay Shafer and since 1997 he has been living in a house smaller than some people’s closets. He called the first of his little hand built houses Tumbleweed, and his decision to inhabit just 89 square feet arose from some concerns he had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment, and because he did not want to maintain a lot of unused or unusable space.