In 2012, TAS created the ‘How Do You Live’ exhibition for the Interior Design Show. Six shipping containers were transformed from a utilitarian vessel into inviting living quarters. Showcasing how one can live in a small yet designed footprint. ‘That’s the irony. We’ve taken a box, and with the city’s best creators, made it interesting’ says Mazyar Mortazavi, President & CEO of TAS. The installation took visitors through a maze of rooms, which were stacked geometrically, to provoke individuals to rethink their own spaces. If you frequent the Junction Flea you might notice that those shipping containers have made their way from the Convention Centre exhibition grounds to the Dundas and Keele market site. Every second Sunday of the month, several vendors have the opportunity to repurpose the 20′ x 80′ cubes into functioning retail spaces. Taking the original concept of compact living out into the urban context. The spaces are reimagined into tiny vintage vignettes for the local community. TAS prides itself in partnering with community members to activate spaces for economic …
Dubbeldam architecture + design create a modular space through reclaimed and recycled shipping palettes.
The structure is made of shipping containers which are positioned on the ground level to lift the upper floors.
Eight shipping containers are stacked and cut along a 45-degree angle to create a fishbone pattern generating an arrow-like volume that is lifted three meters above the landscape.
Understanding that approximately twenty million vessels left at sea ports around the world, the objective was to transform these objects into commercial and residential structures through advanced technology and design.