Bayside Marina Hotel by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, photo by Yasutaka Yoshimura
The Tokyo based architectural practice of Yasutaka Yoshimura designed this prefabricated hotel on the bayside of Yokohama. The long and narrow containers – fabricated in Thailand and assembled in Japan – are randomly placed and offer each guest room a unique sea view.
'Grid House' by forte, gimenes & marcondes ferraz ARQUITETOS, photo by Ale Shneider
This modular dwelling in the timbered mountains around Sao Paulo was designed by the Brazilian forte, gimenes & marcondes ferraz ARQUITETOS.
Actually, there is no house. One could rather call it an inhabitable garden – nature and architecture intrinsically meshed one into another, yet clearly showing the role played by nature and by construction. Clear, precise, the wooden grid fits into a small valley to promote the spot’s original ‘function’: the house floats over the paths to the hill’s summit, the jungle and the river.
GRID art installation
The super flexible modular system GRID, devised by the founder of Danish furniture firm Montana, has been developed and optimised over several years.
'Cargo' by group8, 2010, photo by Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio
This eclectic interior architecture of an office building in Geneva was recently realised by the internationally acting practice group8. Old and disused cargo containers are stacked one upon the other in order to provide some silent work and conference spaces within the otherwise wide and busy open-plan office. The concept was developed in collaboration with the Spanish office furniture manufacturer Dynamobel.
'One+' by Add-A-Room
Lars Frank Nielsen architect and founder of the Danish practice ONEN Design has designed this modular architectural system for the Swedish company Add-A-Room. The houses can be ordered in different modules with specific functions and be composed according to the user’s requirements. They are prefabricated in Sweden in collaboration with mainly Scandinavian companies and with the use of local materials.