shipping container architecture

California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

Schoup brought in two shipping containers and arranged them together in an L-shape to create a permeable courtyard which opened the house up to the surrounding views and the sun. He and his wife planted a

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LOT-EK Wins AIA New York Chapter’s Design Award 2011 for APAP Shipping Container Art School

LOT-EK Wins AIA New York Chapter’s Design Award 2011 for APAP Shipping Container Art School

LOT-EK’s design for the Open School focused on activating the open space at the river edge. Set on a site that included an incredible sloping hill and extended water and rock path, the architects were

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Steel Space: A Shipping Container Turned Mobile Kitchen and Restaurant

Steel Space: A Shipping Container Turned Mobile Kitchen and Restaurant

Steel Space is a shipping container that can be transformed into a fully stocked restaurant, a kitchen appliance showroom, a compact traveling café, or even into a fast-food franchise. The module can

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Smak Unveils 2 Shipping Container Condos in British Columbia

Smak Unveils 2 Shipping Container Condos in British Columbia

PR agency Smak recently developed an advertising campaign for Power Smart Month in British Columbia, Canada that features two green shipping container condos plopped down in the middle of the city. Both

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Swanky VIP Lounge Made of Shipping Containers Rocks the Voodoo Music Festival

Swanky VIP Lounge Made of Shipping Containers Rocks the Voodoo Music Festival

Most people would think to build a grand stand from traditional scaffolding, but not Stefan Beese. The production designer, who is used to thinking outside of the box, decided to think inside of the box

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7,000 Shipping Containers Used to Create Bazaar in Kyrgyzstan

7,000 Shipping Containers Used to Create Bazaar in Kyrgyzstan

The market stretches about a kilometer long and is located on the north-eastern outskirts of Bishkek. Technically, the market is composed of several (about 9) different markets, but there are no fences or

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Platoon Kunsthalle GwangJu Shipping Container Art Center Stacks Up in Korea

Platoon Kunsthalle GwangJu Shipping Container Art Center Stacks Up in Korea

Platoon, a rather mysterious creative consulting agency based out of Berlin and Seoul, conceived the Gwangju center as an industrial, wide open space with plenty of room to display art. The use of

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LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

Pallotta TeamWorks found a good deal on the warehouse, but after running the numbers realized they wouldn't be able to afford keeping the entire space air-conditioned -- plus, they were working on a

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Gensler Designs Shipping Container Eco-Cabins for Boy Scouts

Gensler Designs Shipping Container Eco-Cabins for Boy Scouts

The eco-cabin is made up of two 20' containers bolted together to create a 320 sq ft space. The structure has been covered with a vaulted translucent roof of stretched silicone-coated fiberglass over

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Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

The penthouse consists of two main portions - a refurbished mechanical room and a 20 foot truck container. The yellow aluminum container encapsulates a pretty spacious bedroom, but also has room for a

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LOT-EK’s Nine Level Shipping Container Mall for New York City

LOT-EK’s Nine Level Shipping Container Mall for New York City

With the economy stalling, there are currently many empty lots or slivers of land sitting stagnant in the city. Shipping container malls could revitalize those unused spaces. Not only are they easier and

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Artist in Residence Studio Made from Shipping Containers

Artist in Residence Studio Made from Shipping Containers

BadGast, which roughly translates to Bath Guest, is a modern live/work studio, located in a unique and artistic surfers village called F.A.S.T (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) on the beach in

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PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

BOX Office is a vibrant office building made of shipping containers that is also designed to maximize productivity by providing a safe, comfy environment for its occupants. So in honor of Prefab Friday

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Italian Green Frame Home Explores Sustainable Container Housing

Italian Green Frame Home Explores Sustainable Container Housing

Green Frame House by Studio Astori De Ponti Associati was led by architects Antonia Astori, Nicola De Ponti and Ester Pirotta, who worked in collaboration with Art Container. The two story home is

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Deceiving Shipping Container Home That Doesn’t Look Like One

Deceiving Shipping Container Home That Doesn’t Look Like One

Built out of three insulated shipping containers and stacked on two levels with a two-story atrium in the middle, this home packs a lot into a small footprint. Coming in at only 1,350 sq feet, the home

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Shipping Container Art School in Korea by LOT-EK

Shipping Container Art School in Korea by LOT-EK

In case you couldn't get enough shipping container architecture today, LOT-EK recently unveiled plans for an art school built from eight shipping containers in Korea. Situated along the river's edge, the

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

photo credit: SampleSaleShop.com In honor of the World Cup, Puma has set up shop at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with a shipping container installation designed by LOT-EK. Our friends at

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Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful buildings, but this art studio by MB Architecture in Amagansett, New York is truly gorgeous. The artist had a limited budget of

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Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Moreta and his team, Green Container International Aid, have been working non-stop to begin construction on their Container Cities. A pilot project has already begun in Jacmel, which lies along the

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Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is an excellent example of an elegant, efficient use of shipping containers to create a cozy cabin off the grid. Two used shipping containers, obtained for $800 apiece, serve as the starting

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One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20' shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space. They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or

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Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Designed by Italian firm, Tam Architecture, the idea for the complex was conceived when the architects noticed the leftover containers lying around the construction site and wanted to reuse them. Using

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Prefab Housing Pyramid Puts Students in a (Container) Box

Prefab Housing Pyramid Puts Students in a (Container) Box

From its modular modern design to its shipping container components, Olgga's student housing complex struck us as a pitch perfect project for prefab friday. The French architecture firm designed the

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Stunning Shipping Container City Springs up in Mexico

Stunning Shipping Container City Springs up in Mexico

This hip, colorfully painted shipping container city recently sprung up just outside of Mexico City. Created by a small community of businesses, the project features restaurants, gallery space, bars,

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Shipping Containers Could Provide Disaster Relief For Haiti

Shipping Containers Could Provide Disaster Relief For Haiti

The thought of using shipping containers as housing in disaster torn areas certainly isn't new, but up until now it was only a concept. Now, a group of researchers from Clemson University, called SEED,

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Modern Manifesto House Made From Wood Pallets and Shipping Containers

Modern Manifesto House Made From Wood Pallets and Shipping Containers

While not totally prefabricated, the Manifesto House by Infiniski utilizes pre-made materials like shipping containers and wooden pallets to create a totally rad modern house. Infiniski's mission is to

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Shipping Container Health Clinics For Developing Countries

Shipping Container Health Clinics For Developing Countries

Good design has the potential to provide better education, access to safe water and improved health care. Take for instance our very own Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, whose design projects are

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PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Shipping Container Office

PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Shipping Container Office

Thinking inside of the box may become the newest trend for creative thinkers thanks to this new 12-unit office and studio building called the “Box Office.” Constructed of 32 shipping

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