Kotakrat pavilion concept launches in Indonesia

Kotakrat pavilion concept launches in Indonesia

Made from waste crates, this modular shelter concept is described as a ‘space for kindness.'
8 Jan 2020 News

Kotakrat is a modular shelter concept from Indonesia’s Parisauli Arsitek Studio whereby crates are arranged to form architecture elements – roofs, partitions and walls. The crates are held together by simply adding some screws to make the structure rigid and used in combination with steel columns and frames as required.

Credit: Klereng Creative

This first Kotakrat prototype as seen here is located in Tangerang, Indonesia and serves as a small mosque, offering a public prayer space within a busy urban environment.

It is most certainly an affordable and quick way to build, with the added benefit of reusing a product/material that is highly durable against the forces of nature but might otherwise be considered waste. The nature of the crates themselves means that in addition to acting as building blocks, they can also serve as planters or storage, for example.

Credit: Klereng Creative
Credit: Klereng Creative

Described as a ‘space for kindness’ that can meet a diversity of different needs, the architects envision Kotakrat could also serve as a small shelter/home, bus stop, kiosk etc.

Credit: Klereng Creative

 

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