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Luxury Hotel Made from 35 Recycled Shipping Containers Opens Next Month in China

Posted By Lori Zimmer On July 11, 2012 @ 10:36 am In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Fukishima, Tonghe Shanzi Landscape Design, Changski, Xiang Xiang Pray House, shipping container hotel [1]

The uber-industrial China exported over 3.2 million shipping containers [2] last year alone, far too many to repurpose or recycle them all. The ambitious hotel, in a rural region outside of the city of Changzhi, transforms storage containers like these, into a luxury getaway.

The boutique hotel offers cozy rooms in fifty or one hundred square feet, with eight and a half foot ceilings. The rooms may be small [3], but comfort is not spared. Each is furnished with high quality sofas, fixtures and bedding, including traditional lanterns and furniture. Guests can also hang out in the shipping container [4] lobby and restaurant, or watch a tea ceremony or music performance in the courtyards.

The pop-up hotel took just three months to design and install, exercising the alternative uses that facilities like these could have in disaster situations. The container hotels [5] could also be designed in one city, and easily transported to another, making pop-up hotels possible anywhere.

The Xiang Xiang Pray House will open in August of 2012.

+ Tonghe Shanzi Landscape Design [6]

Via Jetson Green [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/luxury-hotel-upcycled-from-35-shipping-containers-set-to-open-next-month-in-china/sony-dsc-177/

[2] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/students-convert-8-recycled-shipping-containers-into-experimental-commune-in-geneva/

[3] rooms may be small: http://inhabitat.com/the-hive-apartment-is-a-graffiti-lovers-green-dream-home-in-melbourne/

[4] shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/power-in-a-box-princetons-disaster-relief-solar-and-wind-generator-fits-in-a-shipping-container/

[5] container hotels: http://inhabitat.com/upcycled-shipping-containers-transformed-into-modern-spaces-by-whitecrate/

[6] + Tonghe Shanzi Landscape Design: http://www.lvshedesign.net/

[7] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/07/five-star-shipping-container-hotel-changzhi-china.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jetson_green+%28Jetson+Green%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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