This Ultra-Industrial Sales Office is True to its Material

 - Jul 21, 2010   Updated: Aug 8 2011
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This shipping container office looks exactly like what it is made of. Purposefully, no effort was put in to make the building look any different than its material.

This sales office, designed by Rinka Chung Architecture, is for a fancy upscale condo called The Moderne that will be built in Milwaukee. Meant to make a statement about the area's industrial past, the shipping container sales office is also convenient and a bold eco-friendly move.

Implications - This is the kind of short-term art piece that can spark artistic debates and general public interest in art, a world increasingly becoming the domain of the elite. The Ultra-Industrial Sales Office was designed as a catalyst for development in Milwaukee's Park East, and connects the area's industrial past with his residential future.