italian practice architects in rome has built a temporary museum made of shipping container units in the tunisian city of carthage. titled ‘le musée itinerant’, the structure is composed of 21 elements used both horizontally and vertically, calling the sun and the zenith light to work together with the architectural syntax of the complex. 


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation

 

 

over the last decade, we have witnessed interesting experimentations in the field of architecture, using container modules for the construction of new public, commercial and temporary spaces,’ as architects in rome explains.the container image was inextricably linked to trains and, in some tragic cases, to temporary homes for populations affected by natural disasters’. 

 

however, after a certain point, architects with radical practices that involve experiments related to self-construction and the ongoing search for new alphabets have offered a new dignity to the container. ultimately, they transform this element into a legitimate constructive form that symbolizes a brand new ecological sensitivity – as seen with industrial reuse or emergency shelters. 


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation

 

 

all in all, the architects engineered the complex as a modular body to make it a prêt-à-porter prototype that can be reproduced in other urban or suburban environments. another element worthy of attention is the terraces obtained to increase the surrounding landscapes and monuments overlooking today the carthagic views. 


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image © hichem driss, courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


image courtesy kamel lazaar foundation


rendering  © architects in rome


graphic © architects in rome

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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