shipping container architecture

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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PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

It's wonderful to see the popularity of prefabricated architecture spreading everywhere, from urban metropolises to pastoral rural settings. resPOD, a conceptual prefab design by Matthew Grace

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

Inhabitat's Prefab Friday column has seen its fair share of shipping container homes, but we've never seen shipping containers paired with bamboo as a construction material before. But now, Bamboo Groves,

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Container Nation: Multi Family Housing in Utah

Container Nation: Multi Family Housing in Utah

Container homes are popping up all over the place, but not many multi-unit developments have been built from containers. This proposed 200-unit apartment complex, designed by San Francisco-based Group 41

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

Shipping container buildings have gained incredible popularity over the last year. And now here is another one to add to the list - the 2+ Weekend House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt. This mini housing unit is

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TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Travelodge recently opened a hotel in Uxbridge, England that is constructed entirely from prefabricated shipping containers. The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

There are tons of prefab design firms, manufacturers, and developers churning out cutting-edge modern modular designs, many using reclaimed shipping containers. We often hear complaints from you guys that

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SUN MICROSYSTEMS PROJECT BLACKBOX

SUN MICROSYSTEMS PROJECT BLACKBOX

We've seen shipping containers used for prefab housing before, and now here's another function to add to the list for the reclaimed industrial wonder units: deployable digital datacenters. SUN

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RETAIL PREFAB: Puma’s Store-In-A-Box

RETAIL PREFAB: Puma’s Store-In-A-Box

In Manhattan shops come and go all the time. Still, it was with surprise that New Yorkers watched the swift transformation of a retail space in Union Square from wine store to Puma concept store almost

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VIDEO: Shipping-Container Homes from Lot-ek

VIDEO: Shipping-Container Homes from Lot-ek

Anyone who reads Inhabitat with regularity knows we love shipping-container architecture, and are big fans of the creative NYC architecture firm Lot-ek. We've raved about their Recycled Airplane Library

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Adam Kalkin’s Quik House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Adam Kalkin’s Quik House

If you were to look up “mad genius” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Adam Kalkin. One glance through his vast portfolio and it’s clear that this is not the work of an

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NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

Designed by well-known Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the Nomadic Museum is the permanent home for the art exhibition “Ashes and Snow,” by Gregory Colbert. Built from 152 stacked shipping

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