Kalkin & Co.

Modular Building Block

One new trend in cargo-container architecture is the emergence of kit homes that use some of the high-concept ideas of earlier experiments in the form. Architect Adam Kalkin, for example, recently announced production of the Quik House, seen here in a rendering, made from shipping containers.

Kalkin calls the Quik House "the perfection of the modular building block." While the Quik House can easily be used as a single dwelling, Kalkin says a client in New York is interested in adding one of the units on his roof to avoid disturbing neighbors with noisy and lengthy construction.

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