Gallery: Gensler Designs Shipping Container Eco-Cabins for Boy Scouts

 
The translucent vaulted roof gives the cabin a larger feel and provides natural daylighting, reducing the need for any additional lighting.

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  1. john simmis November 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, or looking for an alternative to high cost construction, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers – availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their “elegance/grace”.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

  2. Lucas Gray November 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t know why exactly, but I am consistently enthralled with shipping container architecture. A project like this would probably do well at the Holcim Awards US – http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

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