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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,gallery | 1 Comment



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The uber-industrial China exported over 3.2 million shipping containers [6] 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 [7], 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 [8] 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 [9] 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 [3]

Via Jetson Green [10]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/luxury-hotel-upcycled-from-35-shipping-containers-set-to-open-next-month-in-china/xiang-xiang-xiang-pray-house/?extend=1

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

[4] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/photos-brooklyns-new-shipping-container-pop-up-pool-and-beach-overlooks-downtown-manhattan/

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

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

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

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

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

[10] 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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