Gallery: Brooklyn’s New DeKalb Market is Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping...

© Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat
Openings have been carved out of the sides of these boxes, and aluminum strip windows placed withing it, sealed, and sometimes welded directly to the corrugated metal facades.

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  1. GlenwoodNYC September 6, 2011 at 9:50 am
    We are seeing amazing things being done with these used containers on and around Manhattan. It is fantastic. The Dekalb Market, and its resident vendors have taken this to a high-art. Kudos to them!
  2. lasid August 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    I have a great affinity for containers and all of their possibilities. While the redneck abode might not be to everyone's liking I, personally, am fascinated by the thought process one must go through to create alternative housing solutions. I have never seen a container shipyard that compares to the one outside of St. Petersburg, Russia although I am sure there is another some where in this world. I just keep thinking to myself "what could we do with all of the containers?"
  3. Where No Cars Go July 31, 2011 at 6:58 am
    I'm really not so sure what's so glorious of using containers. It reminds me of some of the real conditions I've seen in third world countries where they have large malls built this way more out of necesity rather than novelty. And now it is here in Brooklyn on high priced land.