Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio

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Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio

Architecture + Interior Designers, AnL Studio ( Keehyun Ahn and Minsoo Lee) have designed a public Viewpoint called OceanScope in Incheon, South Korea. The project was made ​​from recycled materials , including old shipping containers .

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio2


The containers are re-used for temporary shelters, they are used in habitually in many rural areas of Korea, simply because they are very cheap. However, we are starting to notice a new approach in the use of these metal containers , based on the harmonious relationship with their environment and a better design .

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio3

OceanScope is an initiative of the mayor of the city of Incheon , which has one of the largest ports in Korea. The proposal trys to promote the use of the public spaces and searchs for a new functional aesthetic that can be merged into the rural landscape .

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio4

The viewpoint is composed of five recycled containers, three for the observatory and two used as temporary exhibition galleries. Instead of stacking them or putting them on a linear alignment, the architects wanted to create a new architectural and sculptural landmark for the area.

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio5

The OceanScope is located at a strategic point, in order to focus on the sunset over the sea. To overcome the limitation of a normal building where the floor level is too low to see the sunset , the containers are inclined at various angles ( 10 ‘ 30 ’50’ ) , allowing the users to rise to the upper levels through the different sequences to obtain the best view of the sea.

Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio6

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio7

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio8

 Container house OceanScope by architects AnL studio9

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