Reclaimed, reused and virtually indestructible: The gestalten bestseller Container Atlas comes in a long awaited updated edition. In recent years container architecture has become an essential part of our twenty-first-century surroundings, with it being used to create modular structures for pavilions, brand showrooms, retail premises and even residential homes. During this time, architects have been developing increasingly inventive methods of working with this unassuming construction material, shifting from simple stacks to elaborate compositions. Whereas this architectural approach began as a straightforward way to create temporary buildings, Container Atlas seeks out luxurious remote hideaways, urban dwellings, community centers, and more, all showing how the humble container can put the fab into pre-fab.
Prof. Han Slawik, based in Bad Bentheim and Hanover, Germany and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author of the first Container Atlas. German engineer, architect and professor, who mainly designs container buildings and is considered a pioneer of container architecture in Europe.