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Eco Observation Towers

This Giant Periscope is Made from Recycled Materials

— September 21, 2015 — Eco
The design firm 'Pedro Barata & Architectural Associates' recently constructed a giant periscope out of old materials. In recent years, shipping containers have been transformed into homes, offices and even apartment buildings. This project puts an unexpected twist on the idea of upcycling old shipping containers.

While most architects place shipping containers flat on the ground, this project involves turning the object on its end. The process of inverting the container gives the structure increased height and allows it to function as a giant periscope. Those who visit the structure are offered a birds’ eye view of the surrounding area. The project is designed to play on the growing popularity of shipping containers by integrating them with the urban environment.

The project demonstrates that there is no limit when it comes to how shipping containers can be repurposed as new structures.

Photo Credits: designboom, designboom
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