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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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Stacked Shipping Containers Create Smart Green Homes in Malaysia

Stacked Shipping Containers Create Smart Green Homes in Malaysia

Designer Ken Kwok leads the firm Anand Bungalows, and has a wealth of experience in residential design having built hundreds of homes in and around Malaysia. This recycled container house is located in

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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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Shipping Container Rainforest Home Survives Category 5 Cyclone

Shipping Container Rainforest Home Survives Category 5 Cyclone

Earth Science Australia's team built the rainforest research center using two 6m (20') containers placed 3m (10') apart. Leaving a space between the containers allows for a semi-enclosed area for storage,

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German Metro Station Turned Into a Shipping Container Opera!

German Metro Station Turned Into a Shipping Container Opera!

The “Opernbauhütte,” or Opera Lodge is made from old shipping containers and is a working space for the artists and residents of Eichbaumoper (Eichbaum Opera). It sits perched right next to the open

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Pop-Up Village for Haiti Made From 900 Shipping Containers

Pop-Up Village for Haiti Made From 900 Shipping Containers

Haitian Canadian musician Luck Mervil is leading the charge to help rebuild Haiti with houses made from repurposed shipping containers. Mervil is behind the Montreal organization Vilaj Vilaj, which wants

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Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio in San Antonio

Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio in San Antonio

We're green with envy over this beautiful shipping container studio in San Antonio designed by Texas architect Jim Poteet. Painted a deep blue, the 40' shipping container was transformed into a gorgeous

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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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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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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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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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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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Collapsible Cargoshell Shipping Container Cuts Emissions

Collapsible Cargoshell Shipping Container Cuts Emissions

Ocean-bound shipping containers are an often-overlooked source of CO2 emissions -- over 90% of all non-bulk cargo carried worldwide arrives in containers, and many of them are sent back empty. Enter the

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Shipping Container Subway Shop Scales the Freedom Tower

Shipping Container Subway Shop Scales the Freedom Tower

New York City's Freedom Tower is currently 5 stories high, and as it grows taller and taller it could take up to 45 minutes for construction workers to get to the bottom, making it impossible to go out

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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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Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

After finding an affordable and convenient warehouse space in the industrial section of Santa Ana, Orange County, local printing company MVP decided to turn part of their premises into an office space.

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Platoon Kunsthalle: Seoul’s Modern Shipping Container Art Center

Platoon Kunsthalle: Seoul’s Modern Shipping Container Art Center

A striking example of shipping container architecture, Platoon Kunsthalle serves as an exciting and inspiring new exhibit hall and art center in Seoul, Korea. Built from standard shipping containers by

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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

The world of shipping container architecture just got a little bit more exciting. We recently heard about Froebe, a gold-plated shipping container bar from Linz, Austria which is the latest addition to

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

When we first heard about Puma City, the tri-level, 11,000-square-foot retail store and event space made of 24 refurbished shipping containers, we were intrigued by the popular sportswear brand's pre-fab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Linx Shipping Container Shelter

PREFAB FRIDAY: Linx Shipping Container Shelter

Dublin-based industrial designer Richard Barnwall has mastered the concept of temporary container shelter in Linx - an integrated, two-story structure that maximizes use of small spaces. Using 20-foot

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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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