Description: Oceanscope; the amazing structure located in Incheon City, Korea, exists as a public observatory after the Mayor of the city had the initiative to find and use old shipping containers for new functional aesthetics. Generally, there are numerous shipping containers being used throughout Korea as temporary shelters due to them being so financially attainable. However the Mayor wished to create Oceanscope to change the common (in Korea) unsuccessful outcomes from shipping containers being used indiscreetly and therefore having a contrasting affect in rural environments. Designers Keehyun Ahn & Minsoo Lee have created a unique and eye-catching structure, while proving that old shipping containers are much more than bleak objects in the process.

Number of Shipping Containers Used: Information to come

Credits to: Keehyun Ahn & Minsoo Lee

Benefits: Winning the Reddot Design award in 2010, I think it speaks for itself that it proved to Korea that they can look harmonious in any kind of environment if they are done in the right way. The design of this structure is pretty amazing, the fact that they look like they are literally balancing on each other is a stand out to the usual containers stacked on top of one another or next to each other.

Investment: Information not provided

Time to build: Information not provided

For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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