recycled shipping containers

CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

CC441: Tokyo’s First Shipping Container Art Gallery Warmed Up With Interior Timber Panels

Located in an old area of Tokyo called Torigoe, CC4441 is surrounded by small factories producing leather products, paper crafts and ornaments. It was designed for a husband who needed a small office

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The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The bar is built up from seven different containers, which have been stacked on top of each other to create a double-height bar area, exposure to the elements, and plenty of cubbyholes where patrons can

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6 Great Green Designs that Put South Africa on the Map

6 Great Green Designs that Put South Africa on the Map

1. Visserhoek School Tsai Design first become known to the international design world during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but they haven't stopped producing environmentally and

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OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Just like the game Jenga, the shipping containers can be inserted or taken out of the stacked and staggered tower with ease. A metal grid structure, however, would ensure that unlike Jenga, the tower

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Flowers Top Awesome Shipping Container Guest House in Texas

Flowers Top Awesome Shipping Container Guest House in Texas

To keep the message of sustainability at the forefront, Poteet decided to leave the exterior of the shipping container as is, including its original blue color and markings from when it was used to haul

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Samsung to Donate Sochi Olympics Pavilion Made From 16 Recycled Shipping Containers

Samsung to Donate Sochi Olympics Pavilion Made From 16 Recycled Shipping Containers

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics may have come to a close, but Samsung's colorful shipping container pavilion will live on. As featured on Treehugger, the pavilion was designed by Samsung Galaxy Studio and

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PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

Although Boneyard Studios promotes community and shared amenities, each of the four tiny homes is different - a reflection, perhaps, of their owners' individual personalities. Jay Austin designed The

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Self-Sufficient Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Shipping Containers

Self-Sufficient Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Shipping Containers

Easy to transport and erect, the shipping containers used to construct the research station in Northeast Antarctica are also easy to disassemble. This and self-sufficiency are key aspects of the design

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LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made from 1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers

LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made from 1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers

LOT-EK chose to use recycled shipping containers in their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal due to the modular units' low environmental impact and practical form. "Shipping containers, because

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Green Cabinet Designs Shipping Container ‘Space Cabins’ for Tamale University in Ghana

Green Cabinet Designs Shipping Container ‘Space Cabins’ for Tamale University in Ghana

Green Cabinet designed these modular cargotecture Space Cabins to meet the housing needs of students at the university of Tamale in northern Ghana. The comfortable cabins are designed to be made from

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Repurposed Shipping Container Offices by DX Arquitectos Pop Up in Santiago de Chile

Repurposed Shipping Container Offices by DX Arquitectos Pop Up in Santiago de Chile

Located next to Santiago´s very busy Santa Rosa road in the San Miguel area, this group of shipping containers serves as Muebles Gacitúa´s central hub. The containers were once used to ship products

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Renault Unveils Colorful Pavilion Made From 15 Shipping Containers on Ile Seguin, Paris

Renault Unveils Colorful Pavilion Made From 15 Shipping Containers on Ile Seguin, Paris

Built within a redevelopment project by Atelier Jean Nouvel on Île Seguin, this colorful maritime pavilion educates visitors about Renault cars. It's made from 20 and 40-foot-long corrugated steel boxes,

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Starbucks Opens Drive-Thru Made from Recycled Shipping Containers in Northglenn, CO

Starbucks Opens Drive-Thru Made from Recycled Shipping Containers in Northglenn, CO

The new Northglenn location is part of a pilot program launched by Starbucks to open a series of environmentally-friendly coffee shops around the world that push the design envelope. The green coffee

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New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

Two sisters established the orphanage in 2000 in order to care for children in the Midrand who have been either abandoned or orphaned because of poverty, HIV or other social problems. Due to expansion,

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Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H. The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat Emily Pilloton, creates large-scale community

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Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Czech company KOMA MODULAR's newest design store, located near the town of Lüneburg, Germany provides storage, office and sales space all in one compact building. The building is made from recycled

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The Farmery: A Pop-Up Urban Farm Made From Recycled Shipping Containers for Raleigh, NC

The Farmery: A Pop-Up Urban Farm Made From Recycled Shipping Containers for Raleigh, NC

The Farmery is a start-up in Raleigh, N.C. that is developing an urban farm and market built from shipping containers and standard greenhouse components. The bottom level serves as a market to sell the

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks is a Modern Yet Rustic Shipping Container Home in California

Six Oaks was created by Modulus as a vacation getaway in heavily wooded site near Felton, CA. The simple design seeks for minimalism in terms of functionality, cost, material usage and day-to-day living.

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Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

The recycled shipping containers make reference to the long working history of this area of London, plus they are an excellent choice for temporary projects. Painted in a lively set of colors and

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Del Popolo is a Mobile Neapolitan Pizza Joint in a Recycled Shipping Container!

Del Popolo is a Mobile Neapolitan Pizza Joint in a Recycled Shipping Container!

Darsky wanted customers to be able to see the authentic 5,000 pound wood-fired oven brought all the way from Naples, so he tore down one whole side of the shipping container and fitted it with framed

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James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau's 623 square foot house contains a living room, kitchen, toilet and guest bedroom on the lower floor, and a main bedroom, studio, bathroom and walk-in-closet on the second. A cute balcony

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Los Sopranos Transforms Recycled Shipping Containers into Rustic Barcelona Pizzeria

Los Sopranos Transforms Recycled Shipping Containers into Rustic Barcelona Pizzeria

The front of the pizzeria is an open kitchen, set behind a glass curtain, with the idea that passersby and customers can watch their pizza being made from scratch. Beyond the kitchen and counter area of

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The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

Three South African companies, namely Woolworths, Safmarine, and AfriSam, sponsored the Vissershok Container Classroom project which is a boon for the children of farm workers living in the impoverished

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Inspiration for the shipping container drive thru came from the company's use of the containers to ship their coffee and tea from sources around the world. Rather than let the containers wallow after

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Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

The Boston-based founders of Freight Farms have found an urban farming solution that can work anywhere and for just about anyone. These amazing recycled shipping containers are outfitted with climate and

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Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Here at Inhabitat we have seen many wonderful creations emerge from recycled shipping containers. From piled-up solar-powered houses to entire cities built from them, by comparison, Refunc's big-scale

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh,

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(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach

(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach

The city of Long Beach, CA recently asked firms WE-designs and XP& Architecture to come up with a landmark project on a low budget to revitalize its downtown area. The result was this cluster of

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