Container City

Those of you who have been paying attention to my Twitter stream will note that I ‘have issues’ with the beigeness of my current abode. I suppose if you add to that having been brought up in the world of the Lego generation and, a certain fondness for Mondrian, then it’s not hard to see why Container Cityâ„¢ appeals to me.

I am a great fan of modular construction concepts, for heaven’s sake I had three ‘K’ series BMWs. I’m sure there are compromises with the notion but in a world where ownership is still the done thing, but a done thing that can’t be done by an increasing number, alternatives need to be done.

Alternative of course is a cliché that if one is not careful becomes another box to jump into. These are boxes that, on the face of it I would be happy to jump into though. Make mine a red, a yellow and a blue one. Go on then, drop a nice silver one on the top too, put the whole lot on the edge of the estuary, just for now, I may move soon.

Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.
Container Cities do not even have to look like containers! It is a relatively simple matter to completely clad a building externally in a huge variety of materials.

The Third & The Seventh: Vimeo

A beautiful piece by Alex Roman. His request is ‘fullscreen it, please.’ I have to add, if you can, play it through a good sound system or headphones.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.



|Modelling – Texturing – Illumination – Rendering| Alex Roman


|Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman


Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)

Sound Design by Alex Roman

Based on original scores by:

.Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
.Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)

Directed by Alex Roman

Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.​