Shipping Container Pavilion House, China

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About People's Architecture

Project: Container Stack Pavilion
Architects: People's Architecture
Area: 307 m²
Year: 2015
Location: Taiyuan, China

Shipping containers stacked to maximize views of the terrace and shaded common areas on the ground in the Container Stack Pavilion. A 7.5-meter cantilevered box is the entry point to the upper-level roof of the building, while the pavilion itself appears to extend out into surrounding streets, showing off its interior activities. The ends of each container are covered with full-height windows, allowing views throughout the entire building. Inside there is a double-height central atrium where the two levels of containers overlap. The Container Stack Pavilion is a temporary structure that can be disassembled and moved to other places.

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About People's Architecture

Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO) / People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO) was founded by He Zhe, James Shen and Zang Feng in 2010, and consists of a multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, product designers and urbanists. With the belief that design is for the masses the studio focuses on social impact through design. PAO is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship.

The office is located in an historic courtyard house in the center of Beijing and functions as a laboratory for observation, testing, and building; producing work that has been honored with multiple Architizer A+ Awards and Red Dot Awards and the World Architecture Festival Award. The studio’s works have been shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has been exhibited in cities including New York, London, Milan, Seoul, and Hong Kong.

Address37 Tiaozhou Hutong, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China 100055

Shipping Container Pavilion House, China