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The real purpose of shipping containers

BUILD blog is obviously easy enough to confuse with the name of last week's Bldgblog which is reckoned to be the more cerebral, at least more writerly of the two. But BUILD blog, 'A discussion of design from the NW' is, in its own more conventional way, really good. In the issue I've just been sent (you subscribe free ) there is this piece on containers: 'Shipping containers...were originally invented in the 1990s to help architects to achieve greater levels of design fetish. ... their primary function is typically seen in overly-complicated forms of residential architecture.' And its layout is similarly simple: a navigation down the left hand side and the main texts and pictures in a broad column on the right.Andd that's all that's needed. Venturi was wrong. Less isn't necessarily a bore.

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