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Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects' rustic treehouse is an incredible construction built among mature Jerusalem pine trees. When first checking out the site, the architects found that two of the trees had grown in the

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Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

The Galen Lobby was originally like any old boring corporate lobby with a double height atrium and a glass curtain wall, but Ascendas wanted to turn it into something more exciting that would also save

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GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions

GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions

GAD was built from ten normal shipping containers by MMW architects for a client who wanted a semi-temporary gallery space that could be moved to different locations. The whole project can be

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

Three South African companies, namely Woolworths, Safmarine, and AfriSam, sponsored the Vissershok Container Classroom project which is a boon for the children of farm workers living in the impoverished

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Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes

Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes

SPACE stands for Solar Powered Adaptive Containers for Everyone and that's exactly what they are. The 140 square foot off grid structure comes with 20 rooftop solar panels that provide up to 350 kWh of

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Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Built out of 8 shipping containers, Zigloo Domestique is a 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in the suburbs of Victoria, Canada. The basement contains a large open rec room (which could be converted into 2

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Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is composed of 8 standard shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a staggered arrangement. The exterior was painted a vibrant cherry red and the interior features bright

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India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

Any building destined for Antarctica's frigid frontier has to be really tough so Bof Architekten built India's massive Bharathi Research Station out of 134 rugged, prefab containers. Restricted by extreme

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Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Alterra Beach Resort Uses Shipping Containers For Private Glamping Cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Inspiration for the shipping container drive thru came from the company's use of the containers to ship their coffee and tea from sources around the world. Rather than let the containers wallow after

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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that take advantage of efficient prefabricated building techniques, and Ruby Sketch's shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form

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Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Photo studio55 Boxpark Shoreditch claims to be the world’s first pop-up mall, which isn’t quit the case, but a good idea is a good idea and we look forward to seeing the Boxpark Mall open its

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25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

To get the right look inside, the design team actually interviewed a number of sailors to learn more about their experiences and their work. The decor then takes direct inspiration from their interviews,

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Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

The Boston-based founders of Freight Farms have found an urban farming solution that can work anywhere and for just about anyone. These amazing recycled shipping containers are outfitted with climate and

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Re:START Shipping Container Mall Opens In Christchurch But Faces Lawsuit

Re:START Shipping Container Mall Opens In Christchurch But Faces Lawsuit

The renewal of Christchurch, New Zealand after a devastating earthquake just took a huge leap with the opening of a pedestrian shopping mall made from shipping containers. The brightly colored stacked

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Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Here at Inhabitat we have seen many wonderful creations emerge from recycled shipping containers. From piled-up solar-powered houses to entire cities built from them, by comparison, Refunc's big-scale

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The Spacious Prefab WingHouse Unfolds From a Shipping Container

The Spacious Prefab WingHouse Unfolds From a Shipping Container

The main design principle of the WingHouse is relatively simple. Because they come in the standard shipping container size they are easily transportable and do not need a crane to set down. The walls of

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Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

CargoGuitar consists of eight giant steel strings stretched across the interior of the container in a half-twist design. The horizontal bar at one end of the strings holds them in place and frames the

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Solar Powered Sea-Can House is Made Completely From Shipping Containers

Solar Powered Sea-Can House is Made Completely From Shipping Containers

We have seen a lot of houses made from shipping containers, but few have approached the scale of the Sea-Can Home. The container home was designed by its owner, and it shows - the boxy form and sliding

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

Jure Kotnik, an architect based out of Slovenia, is most well known for his recent book called Container Architecture as well as a number of completed cargotecture projects. The traveling architecture

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New Zealand to Open Its First-Ever Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Next Week

New Zealand to Open Its First-Ever Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Next Week

City Mall, in Christchurch, New Zealand, is on track to reopen on next week, bringing New Zealand their first-ever pop-up container mall. The mall comes after the deadly earthquake that hit earlier in

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New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

Brightly painted and decorated with classic film moments, the two sets of converted shipping container lounges sit on wharfs in Aukland and Wellington. Inside, visitors can learn about and watch classic

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Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox's grand vision is to have stores located in urban deserts so that residents have somewhere within walking or biking distance to buy fresh food. There's no need to build a giant grocery store - a

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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The Box Office Recycles 32 Shipping Containers Into 12 Colorful Offices in Providence

The Box Office Recycles 32 Shipping Containers Into 12 Colorful Offices in Providence

The design for the Box Office emerged after the economy degraded and the client realized he didn't have the budget for the brand new, uber green office building of his dreams. He and the architects of

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Genussregal: Stacked Shipping Container Showroom Springs up in in Austria

Genussregal: Stacked Shipping Container Showroom Springs up in in Austria

Brothers Erich and Walter Polz had a vision to enlarge their vinotheque and wine logistics center to make a larger statement about the products they were selling. Drawing only from the local region of

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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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PHOTOS: Stacked Recycled Shipping Containers Create a Fantastic Info Point for Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Stacked Recycled Shipping Containers Create a Fantastic Info Point for Copenhagen Design Week

Made from locally sourced recycled shipping containers, the Information Point at Kvæsthusmolen (by The Royal Danish Playhouse) is the perfect place to find out how to navigate Copenhagen Design Week.

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