Le Musée Itinerant is a temporary museum in Tunisia that was formed from shipping container modules to create a new public, commercial and temporary spaces.
Architect: Architects In Rome
Location: Tunisia - Carthage
Photography: Exteriors: © Hichem Driss - Interiors: © Courtesy KAMEL - LAZAAR FOUNDATION
Project's description: 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. The container image was inextricably linked to trains and in some tragic cases to temporary homes for populations affected by natural disasters. But after a certain point, architects with radical practices, involved in experiments related to self-construction and the ongoing search for new alphabets, have returned through their projects a new dignity to the container, transforming it into a legitimate constructive form and appreciated, industrial refuse or emergency shelter, symbolizing a brand new ecological sensitivity.
The container, then, has represented an element capable of marking the territory where architecture and ecology (including social) meets.
The project of Architects In Rome fits in this perspective, it is a temporary museum composed of 21 elements used both horizontally and vertically, just to call the sun and the zenital light to work together with architecture and architectural syntax of the complex removable.
The space, the drops, the inner inner ratio, the stairs, the neo-constructivist development of the inscribed form within a large rectangle. Here the space dialogue becomes cluttered, in the name of a rhythm that goes beyond the simple functional composition, to a poetry of form.
AIR first realized the composition of the set and at the same time engineered the modularization of the complex, to make it really prêt-à-porter, an emblematic module that can be reproduced in other urban or suburban environments. Another element worthy of attention is the terraces obtained wherever it has been made possible by increasing the environmental relationship of the work with its surroundings, with the landscape and with the monuments overlooking, today the Carthagic views tomorrow other cities and cosmopolitan metropolis.
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