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NEWS + PRESS
BY SAMANTHA CALIMBAHIN
Connex — the office and retail park just off Interstate 35 and East Rosedale Street — has a way of sticking out in its neighborhood. Made from shipping containers, stacked somewhat asymmetrically and splashed with striking colors like orange, red and green, the building is a bit reminiscent of a child’s Lego house.
Matthijs, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We are the architect and developer of a 40 unit shipping container office park. The building once complete will provide office accommodation to 31 small starts up businesses. The building is constructed entirely of shipping containers with each office measuring approximately 160 square ft in size.
We have tried to incorporate as many green and sustainable features as possible. We will have 2 vegetated roofs as well as a solar array which will make the building an energy neutral facility. The building typology and construction is very much cutting edge and increasingly more mainstream.
"FORT WORTH ARCHITECTURAL FIRM ANNOUNCES LATEST DESIGN"
BY JILLIAN VERZWYVELT
Fort Worth architecture firm MEL/ARCH has come to be recognized for its atypical designs, like the office and retail park, Connex, made from technicolor shipping containers.
The firm's latest project is meant to focus on sustainability and fostering a creative community.