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Student Housing Made From Shipping Containers

There has been a bit of a lull in shipping container housing projects lately, though it seems the trend is still alive and well. The Danish firm CPH Containers are planning to build affordable student housing using repurposed shipping containers. […]

By |February 25th, 2016|CONTAINER HOMES|0 Comments

Sustainable Local Community Garden Architecture

A team of architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University have designed a sustainable community garden, which will be constructed using a combination of recycled shipping containers and rammed earth. […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

DigiTruck Will Bring Schools to Africa

Children in remote areas of Africa more often than not do not have access to schools, let alone ones that allow for learning digital literacy. The solution to this perhaps lies in the so-called DigiTruck, which is a solar-powered digital classroom, which is also mobile. […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Container Design|0 Comments

Modular Shipping Container Home

Lettuce House was built in China in 2014 by the architecture firm Sustainable Lifestyle Lab. Despite the rather funny name, the house is all about being sustainable. It was built out of repurposed shipping containers, is modular, has a roof garden, and even features a sophisticated waste management and water collection system. […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments

Shipping Container Used to Build a Skyscraper

The international firm Ganti and Associates Design has proposed a skyscraper to be built out of repurposed shipping containers. This skyscraper would be erected in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India. While building large structure such as this out of used shipping containers is certainly very sustainable, there is always the question of how to make them structurally sound and how to prevent excessive heat gain to consider.

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By |September 4th, 2015|Container Design|3 Comments

Towers Built of Shipping Containers

The city of Mumbai, India is facing quite a shortage of adequate living spaces, so a project has been proposed for a temporary housing solution in the form of a two towers made of used shipping containers. The towers were designed by CRG Architects who decided on a cylinder shape for the structures, […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Container Design|0 Comments