Dezeen's Jessica Mairs takes a look at "Urban Rigger," a student housing project composed of buoyant, stacked shipping containers on a floating platform.
BIG's recent effort to provide low-cost housing for students in Copenhagen's city center comprises nine shipping containers that create 15 studio residences on two levels. The angled, overlapping ends of the blocks frame a shared garden space and protect the housing from rising seal levels.
"In terms of sea level rise... it's the only building type that will never flood," wrote BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann on his Facebook page. The containers are connected by glazed greenhouse-like spaces. Windows and doors are punched in the ends and flanks of the corrugated metal blocks, which are painted bright aquamarine.