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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Conceived by cultural innovators PLATOON Berlin, the Kunstalle was created to bring art and culture events to the city's Mitte district. Built over the course of a few days with eight trucks, two cranes

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Students Convert 8 Recycled Shipping Containers into Experimental Commune in Geneva

Students Convert 8 Recycled Shipping Containers into Experimental Commune in Geneva

Adding to the project's mystique, Régis Golay captured the essence of each container in a series of surreal images. In one, the 18 students' bodies are enveloped in a white blanket of sorts, leaving only

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Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

When we first came across Kohler's massive shipping container booth, we were skeptical as to whether it was even green at all (besides the color, that is). Some companies choose to have these containers

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

The Galen Lobby was originally like any old boring corporate lobby with a double height atrium and a glass curtain wall, but Ascendas wanted to turn it into something more exciting that would also save

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Zigloo Domestique Shipping Container House is Up for Sale in Canada!

Built out of 8 shipping containers, Zigloo Domestique is a 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in the suburbs of Victoria, Canada. The basement contains a large open rec room (which could be converted into 2

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Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

Maison Container Lille is composed of 8 standard shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a staggered arrangement. The exterior was painted a vibrant cherry red and the interior features bright

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25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

To get the right look inside, the design team actually interviewed a number of sailors to learn more about their experiences and their work. The decor then takes direct inspiration from their interviews,

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Digitas Decks Out Its Inspiring Chicago Office with Salvaged Factory Materials and Urban Graffiti

Digitas Decks Out Its Inspiring Chicago Office with Salvaged Factory Materials and Urban Graffiti

We remember a time when furnishings made from salvaged materials were considered too avant-garde for mainstream businesses, but international ad agency Digitas proves that era is all in the past with

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Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

CargoGuitar consists of eight giant steel strings stretched across the interior of the container in a half-twist design. The horizontal bar at one end of the strings holds them in place and frames the

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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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(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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Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

XBO Mobile was initially conceived as part of the innovative European exhibition called PARASITE, a forward thinking architecture show standing for “Prototypes for Amphibious, Readymade, Advanced,

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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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H&M Starts The Summer Right With a Pop-Up Container Store on the Beach

H&M Starts The Summer Right With a Pop-Up Container Store on the Beach

Swedish retail giant H&M started the summer right with a two day sale in a temporary container store that popped up right on the beach! Situated at the Hague’s popular Scheveningen seaside resort,

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New Pop-Up Shipping Container Restaurant Brings a Taste of Singapore to the World

New Pop-Up Shipping Container Restaurant Brings a Taste of Singapore to the World

The mobile pop up restaurant is just one part of Singapore's campaign to introduce their cuisine to the world. Besides traveling around the globe serving up tasty bites, the campaign is also offering a

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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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Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000

Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000

You might remember Saxe as the architect who built his mother this gorgeous bamboo retreat with a moon skylight. Although based in London, Saxe spends a lot of time in Central America and he helped

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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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Shipping Container Eco Loft Rises Meters Away From Unspoiled Uruguayan Beaches

Shipping Container Eco Loft Rises Meters Away From Unspoiled Uruguayan Beaches

Argentine nouvelle cuisine chef and experienced entrepreneur Alejandra Dellepiane told Inhabitat how she moved to Los Angeles at the young age of 18 years old. After working for several high-end

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Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

For the Welcome Hut, Levitt Goodman repurposed a 20 foot shipping container and painted it bright green, which is Evergreen's signature color. Two barn doors on either side open the space up to welcome

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Crossbox: Beautiful Modular Container Home in France

Crossbox: Beautiful Modular Container Home in France

CGARCHITECTES designed and built this stunning “Crossbox” house composed of four prefabricated containers in Brittany, France. The modern residence is clad in a low-maintenance material for a

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Freitag Store is World’s Tallest Shipping Container Structure!

Freitag Store is World’s Tallest Shipping Container Structure!

The Freitag Store holds another title too. It's also the tallest building in Zurich - of any kind. The first 2 floors of the store consist of 4 horizontal shipping containers each, giving them a sense of

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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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Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Using a shipping container as the system shell, memsys created a solar-powered desalination system specifically designed for disaster relief.

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Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Kalliwoda describes his project as polliniferous, meaning it has the ability to carry pollen -- in this case, pollen is a metaphor for knowledge. World In A Shell is designed to carry knowledge around the

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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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