42nd Street + 5th Avenue, New York
Container Mall is conceived as a system to address leftover empty lots throughout the city exploiting the modularity of shipping containers.
Nine levels of containers are stacked to form a new typology for a mall on a sliver of street front real-estate. Each container module serves as an indoor booth in the fashion of an urban market. The sidewalk is replicated as catwalks, creating an outdoor arcade. Views and loggias are created by leaving out a selection of containers from the façade.
The undulating façade is generated by shifting the containers back and forth from the lot line, creating balconies and overhangs onto the street.