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Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

After finding an affordable and convenient warehouse space in the industrial section of Santa Ana, Orange County, local printing company MVP decided to turn part of their premises into an office space.

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Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Shipping container homes just keep on getting cooler. Developers Katie Nichols and John Walker along with architect Christopher Robertson wanted to create affordable and sustainable homes for the emerging

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LOT-EK to Build Pier 57 Made of Shipping Containers!

LOT-EK to Build Pier 57 Made of Shipping Containers!

Committed to opening up NYC's waterfront to the public, the Hudson River Park Trust transforms the West side's old shipping docks -- once used to bring in cargo into the city -- into elongated

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

When we first heard about Puma City, the tri-level, 11,000-square-foot retail store and event space made of 24 refurbished shipping containers, we were intrigued by the popular sportswear brand's pre-fab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Puma City’ Shipping Container Store

PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Puma City’ Shipping Container Store

Refurbished shipping containers aren't just useful for clever economical housing anymore. Like London subway car architecure and the Greentainer Design Project, this design concept makes public space

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ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

It used to be that Manhattan’s Central Park was reserved for leisurely Sunday strolls, ultimate Frisbee on the Great Lawn, and narrated carriage rides for out-of-towners. There was a policy to keep

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SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

We're always impressed with creative design reuse, but this children's playground made from recycled shipping containers takes the cake for one of the most imaginative examples of shipping container

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Cliffside Shipping Container Home in New Zealand

Cliffside Shipping Container Home in New Zealand

We're always excited to see architects reuse industrial materials, and in the prefab world there's no match for the simplicity, low cost, and customization capabilities of the stalwart shipping container.

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Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

It’s official that the eco-chic Smart Car is coming to the USA in 2008, and to add to this momentum, Smart is releasing a gorgeous creative anthology, “Sideways: A Smart Art Project”, as

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing's

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VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

At the recent Postopolis event in NYC designers, architects, and bloggers came out to discuss issues surrounding architecture, urbanism, sustainability and a slew of other topics. If you were reading

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

We've featured container-architecture here at Inhabitat before -- from Lot-Ek's altered and extruded prefab container houses, to Cargotecture's Studio 320 and emergency housing. Clearly, we love the idea

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POSTOPOLIS!

POSTOPOLIS!

Despite the 90 degree weather, 100% humidity and interesting “acoustic issues” we encountered while holed in the tiny concrete (un-air-conditioned) Storefront gallery space for 5 days, the

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RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

Last year we wrote about Lot-ek's recycled airplane fuselage library and got a ton of interest from people who appreciated the architects' creative reuse of old planes. Well, it turns out that Lot-ek has

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POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

Postopolis opened yesterday to a warm reception over at the Storefront For Art and Architecture Gallery on Kenmare street in SoHo. I was thrilled to see all four of our blogs' names posted in giant

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POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

Calling all architecture fans in New York City! If you're a New Yorker who likes architecture, we've got an exceptional 5 day event starting TODAY at the Storefront For Art and Architecture Gallery.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

We've raved about Lot-Ek before for their ingenious conversions of industrial shipping containers into inhabitable modern spaces. And with their Container Home Kit (CHK) project, they're bringing shipping

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PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK MDU Shipping Container House

PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK MDU Shipping Container House

It wouldn't be a stretch to call LOT-EK one of the original pioneers of shipping-container prefab. Their Modular Dwelling Unit, a simple yet brilliant design, has now been on the scene since 2002, and

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OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

The Solaire's green roof garden This weekend was Open House New York - that special time of year when private architecture is opened up for public viewing. This year there was a focus on green design,

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BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are getting crisper, and fall is in the air. For many of you out there, this means just one thing: back to school! I just started back to school this week myself,

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VIDEO: Shipping-Container Homes from Lot-ek

VIDEO: Shipping-Container Homes from Lot-ek

Anyone who reads Inhabitat with regularity knows we love shipping-container architecture, and are big fans of the creative NYC architecture firm Lot-ek. We've raved about their Recycled Airplane Library

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DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

Constructing buildings with industrial detritus seems to be a trend of late. We recently covered LOT-EK's airplane fuselage library, and a few months back you may have heard of the 747 Wing House -- a

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LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

Move out of the way shipping containers... there's a new kid on the block: airplane fuselages. New York's urban architect recyclers, LOT-EK, have recently designed a library in Guadalajara made

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