It's refreshing to see old shipping containers being given second lives in eco architecture, but the appearance of the eCORRE Complex presents a scene that's rather unexpected when you consider how such building blocks are usually assembled.
APHIDoIDEA came up with an unconventional plan for the home of the Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education. Instead of simply stacking the enormous rectangular modules one atop the other, they decided to angle them in. An enormous feat of engineering will be required to actually erect the structure, and the interior spaces of the institution are sure to be quite unique as a consequence.
Boasting a body made from 65 locally-sourced shipping containers from the Long Beach, California, area, the eCORRE Complex teaches lessons of sustainability to those who merely stand outside.