shipping container architecture

Australia’s Largest Cargotecture House is a Modern Masterpiece Built from 31 Shipping Containers

Australia’s Largest Cargotecture House is a Modern Masterpiece Built from 31 Shipping Containers

Miller superbly combines textures to create a rich sense of depth in the house's facade. In the front of the house, the corrugated steel of the shipping containers are juxtaposed against warm wood

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The Container Restaurant Turns Two Shipping Containers Into a Culinary Hub for Coloradans

The Container Restaurant Turns Two Shipping Containers Into a Culinary Hub for Coloradans

Patrons of Ska Brewing's World Headquarters & Tasting Room in Durango, Colorado, have a new menu to consider while sampling Ska’s craft beer fresh from the source. The Container Restaurant, made

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Container Solutions Unveils India’s First Shipping Container Home in Bangalore

Container Solutions Unveils India’s First Shipping Container Home in Bangalore

Rao previously used shipping containers as an office space and he even stacked four containers vertically to build an artificial climbing wall at Sarjapur.  When he worked in Germany in 2006 he lived in

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Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

The shipping container project will have 12 units in a three story building. Although the units' 280-290 square foot layout may seem small, even by city standards, many of the women at Atira have had

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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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Pop-Up Community Space Made from Shipping Containers Opens in Detroit

Pop-Up Community Space Made from Shipping Containers Opens in Detroit

First Container is a Detroit-based project that will include an innovative boutique hotel, a co-working lab and public event spaces made from shipping containers. In order to demonstrate some of the

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Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Architecture to New Heights

Aether’s New San Francisco Store Takes Shipping Container Architecture to New Heights

High-end clothing store Aether Apparel just launched its first standalone retail shop in San Francisco - and it's made from three recycled shipping containers stacked one atop another! The sophisticated

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LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK's Sunlitan South is one part of a larger retail and living center in Beijing. Master planned by The Oval Partnership for Swire Properties, the project also features building designed by KKAA/Kengo

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Tony’s Organic Farm Has a New Shipping Container Visitor Center in Shanghai

Tony’s Organic Farm Has a New Shipping Container Visitor Center in Shanghai

Tony's Farm is located just outside of Shanghai to the southeast and is the largest organic vegetable farm in the area. To provide better service to its customers and create a closer connection to the

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Luxurious Apartment Complex Made From 93 Shipping Containers Coming to Detroit

Luxurious Apartment Complex Made From 93 Shipping Containers Coming to Detroit

A new project in Detroit will upcycle 93 shipping containers into a luxury multi-family home, aptly named The Power of Green Housing Development. Designed by Steven C. Flum, the sprawling development

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Beautiful Spanish Retreat is a Shipping Container-Capped Rooftop Casa

Beautiful Spanish Retreat is a Shipping Container-Capped Rooftop Casa

The conversion of an old villa into a modern light-filled space is a bit of an achievement. The ground floor features a modern kitchen and dining area that open directly to the small courtyard in back

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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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The epic Creative Co-Op Is a Multi-faceted Film Studio Made from Shipping Containers

The epic Creative Co-Op Is a Multi-faceted Film Studio Made from Shipping Containers

The studio does not immediately give too much away from the outside with regards to its origins. Clad in an armor of rectangular steel sheets in the center, the container walls are on full colorful

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Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Shipping containers are being given a revamp by WhiteCrate, a UK-based company that transforms the old structures into these brilliant pop-up event spaces. The containers begin as ready-built structures

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Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects' rustic treehouse is an incredible construction built among mature Jerusalem pine trees. When first checking out the site, the architects found that two of the trees had grown in the

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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that take advantage of efficient prefabricated building techniques, and Ruby Sketch's shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form

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Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation Stacked with Dynamic Imagery

Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation Stacked with Dynamic Imagery

While other similar trade show installations use brand new containers, all of the ones used for the Hilfiger show were recycled. The containers are refurbished at Bootsmanufaktur, a shipyard that also

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Redneck Shipping Container House Comes Complete With Solar Panels & Camo Decor

Redneck Shipping Container House Comes Complete With Solar Panels & Camo Decor

Although it's not clear whether the home was designed by an architect, it appears to be a clever project that make efficient use of space. The Chive has tons of pictures of the construction of the home -

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The Periscope Project: Hip Shipping Container Art Space Redefines Architecture in San Diego

The Periscope Project: Hip Shipping Container Art Space Redefines Architecture in San Diego

Construction on the exhibition and studio space began back in 2007 and has slowly progressed over the years with the addition of the containers. The exhibition space is composed of 5 shipping containers,

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Co-tain’s Homeless Health Care Clinic Concept is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

Co-tain’s Homeless Health Care Clinic Concept is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

Last year's FFA Orlando/AIA Florida Chapter architecture competition asked participants to design a new health care clinic for the homeless in the Paramore district of downtown Orlando, FL. Recent

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Adam Kalkin Unveils Pirate Radio Tower Made From a Recycled Shipping Container!

Adam Kalkin Unveils Pirate Radio Tower Made From a Recycled Shipping Container!

We've counted Adam Kalkin’s incredible shipping container renovations as some of our favorite projects over the past few years, and the artist/architect just unveiled his latest work - a pop-up pirate

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Awesome Shipping Container Shops to Pop Up on NJ’s Asbury Park Boardwalk

Awesome Shipping Container Shops to Pop Up on NJ’s Asbury Park Boardwalk

Asbury Park, NJ will become home to four awesome new pop-up shipping container shops this summer. Designed by Madison Marquette, the containers were salvaged from a shipyard and painted to fit in with the

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Illuminated Shipping Container Wall is a Temporary Music Festival Venue in Rio de Janeiro

Illuminated Shipping Container Wall is a Temporary Music Festival Venue in Rio de Janeiro

Images by Leonardo Finotti Instead of simply piling the containers one atop the other, Bernardes Jacobsen chose to stagger them slightly, resulting in sporadic pockets of empty space. Some of the voids

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Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Shipping Containers

Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Shipping Containers

In the world of sustainable architecture and affordable living, shipping container homes are a great solution for the budget-minded seeking a low-maintenance and eco-friendly living situation -- and

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Controversy Heats Up Over Shipping Container Prison Cells in Australia

Controversy Heats Up Over Shipping Container Prison Cells in Australia

In a move that could be viewed by some as a regression to the late 1800s when convicts were shipped from England to Van Diemens Land (Australia), a local prison will next week begin a trial housing

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Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Schools constantly struggle with space shortages, but in the face of tight budgets and budget cuts there is little that many of these institutions can do. Understanding the importance of a comfortable

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Maduru Oya is a Cheery Yellow Shipping Container Cabana in the Sri Lankan Jungle

Maduru Oya is a Cheery Yellow Shipping Container Cabana in the Sri Lankan Jungle

The minimalistic hideaway was made for Lieutenant Colonel Chandimal Peiris, and was built by soldiers under the architect’s direction. No skilled laborers were used at all. For the main structure,

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Ecotech Gives a 1950s Bungalow a Bright Yellow Shipping Container Addition

Ecotech Gives a 1950s Bungalow a Bright Yellow Shipping Container Addition

Seven ISO containers will make up the project, expanding the residence to a 3-story, 3-bedroom hybrid. The addition will include a master bedroom suite, gallery, design studio, and roof deck. Two

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