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The arty side of ugly shipping containers can justify any use

It was the corrosively optimistic Reyner Banham who once said: 'Architecture is only a cultural answer to the problem of enclosure.' By that he meant there could well be many other answers, as indeed there have been. There have been caves and tree houses, system-built flats, straw bale walls, rammed earth, rubber tyres, tins and bottles, oil drums and even design and build, all uncultured answers to the problem of enclosure.


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