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PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!

Posted By Jorge Chapa On December 12, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments

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Re-using existing resources and a fabulous design sense combine to create this versatile and easily adaptable piece of container architecture, the Greentainer Project in Gandino, Italy. The Greentainer [2] is a shipping container that has been gutted to provide flexible public space, perfect for a number of uses. And the best bit, as it is a container, one can simply pick it up, and haul it away to another location.


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The Greentainer [3] was designed by Exposure Architects [4]. Measuring 12 meters long and 2.7 meters tall, the original shipping container was stripped down to its elemental structure and wrapped in glass. It comes equipped with a photovoltaic system that can supply all the heating and cooling needs of the space.

Much like the London subway cars we covered recently [5], these prefab structure are specially designed to be used for public space. With high visibility, it can be used as a small office, lounge bar or meeting room, just to name a few possibilities.

+ The [2]Greentainer [2]

via JetsonGreen [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/12/prefab-friday-greentainer-exposure-architects/

[2] Greentainer: http://exposurearchitects.com/10projects/10projects_dett.asp?t=1&nodo=30&nodo2=&tipo=20&id=52#

[3] Greentainer: http://www.greentainer.it/

[4] Exposure Architects: http://www.exposurearchitects.com

[5] London subway cars we covered recently: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/28/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/

[6] JetsonGreen: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/11/greentainer-pro.html

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