Old Containers Get Better Looks in a new Life

February 18, 2010 / No Comments

oceanscope Old Containers Get Better Looks in a new Life

Repurposing old containers isn’t something brand new for Korea’s Incheon City, which has one of the biggest harbors in the country. Integrating these containers into the rural landscape hasn’t really shown very promising results, and it is with this in mind that the AnL studios created the OceanScope observatory.

Designed by Keehyun Ahn and Minsoo Lee, OceanScope is made of recycled materials, and prominently, three shipping containers. The observatory is placed to provide a great view of the sunset, and to that end, the three containers lean at 10, 30 and 50 degrees.
oceanscope2 Old Containers Get Better Looks in a new Life

It has black exteriors, which are complemented by blank interiors and colorful lighting to set the mood. The primary purpose of the OceanScope project was to highlight the potential of containers for practical reuse in public as well as housing projects, and it fulfils the same. That said, AnL studios should probably be looking for a better name, this one doesn’t really put them in good light.

Source: Jetson Green