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LOT/EK: Mobile Dwelling Unit Paperback – 1 Jan 2003

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Useless 4 Mar 2006
By Pennsylvania Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is comprised of the following: many photos of shipping containers in their original, unmodified state; many pages of low-quality computer-aided-design images of shipping containers; some text about the idea of using shipping containers as housing phrased in vague architectural gibberish; and a few photos of a shipping container in the process of modification. The book looks like a souped-up version of an art student's thesis. (It doesn't contain the details or drawings that I assume would be required of an architecture student.) I don't mean that as an insult to art students, but as a way of saying that the contents of the book are conceptual, not practical. Scoates makes the points that shipping containers are abundant, interesting, and can be used for housing. (But it's not "about" environmental or cost solutions, according to LOT-EK.) That's it; nothing in the book is more than a restating of those basic points. If that's what you're seeking, you'll be happy with your purchase. But if you are looking for information, ideas, or inspiration about actually transforming shipping containers into housing, the book is utterly useless. Within five minutes of receiving it, I had it repackaged for return.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm confused 9 Mar 2009
By Chris R. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book centers around a shipping container design by LOT/EC. It seems to me the book's deadline came before this piece was finished. So you get lots of fluffy fluff trying to fill up a book with an unfinished project. Photos of the construction workers?!? I find the books design quite bad, but what can a designer do when hired to make a book & there's nothing to put in it? Avoid.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
No Useful Information 6 Jan 2009
By xonegallery.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The other reviewer who mentioned that this book has no useful information if you are actually looking to build one of things was spot on.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
MDU 15 July 2007
By Ozi-Kiwi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While this book was somewhat well written, it lacked detailed photos, and drawings to help explain the MDU and it's uses.
A little disapointed as the book could have explained detailes better.
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