The 'cargotecture' movement: 8 amazing examples Architect Paul Rudolph once called the mobile home the 20th-century brick; the shipping container may well be taking its place in the 21st. Like heavy Legos, shipping containers made of steel or aluminum can be used as an inexpensive, and stronger than average, building block. Resistant to such forces as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, containers are naturally suited to such humanitarian projects etc.
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Architects: MAPA Location: Maquiné – Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Authors: MAPA Architects Project Team: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Camilla Pereira, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Emiliano Etchegaray, Camila Thiesen, Pablo Courreges, Diego Morera, Isabella Madureira, Aldo Lanzi, Emiliano Lago. Área: 27 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Leonardo Finotti