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Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Community gardens are already very popular in Berlin, but a group of agro-entrepreneurs is planning to take urban farming to the next level in the German capital. A team of three Berliners is planning to

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Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

Freight Farms Allow Anyone to Grow Food Anywhere in Recycled Shipping Containers

The Boston-based founders of Freight Farms have found an urban farming solution that can work anywhere and for just about anyone. These amazing recycled shipping containers are outfitted with climate and

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

Jure Kotnik, an architect based out of Slovenia, is most well known for his recent book called Container Architecture as well as a number of completed cargotecture projects. The traveling architecture

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IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

We've seen shipping containers transformed into a source of disaster relief for stranded Haitians, an awesome studio in San Antonio, and even a temporary classroom – but this is the first time we’ve

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New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

Brightly painted and decorated with classic film moments, the two sets of converted shipping container lounges sit on wharfs in Aukland and Wellington. Inside, visitors can learn about and watch classic

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Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox's grand vision is to have stores located in urban deserts so that residents have somewhere within walking or biking distance to buy fresh food. There's no need to build a giant grocery store - a

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The Box Office Recycles 32 Shipping Containers Into 12 Colorful Offices in Providence

The Box Office Recycles 32 Shipping Containers Into 12 Colorful Offices in Providence

The design for the Box Office emerged after the economy degraded and the client realized he didn't have the budget for the brand new, uber green office building of his dreams. He and the architects of

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Genussregal: Stacked Shipping Container Showroom Springs up in in Austria

Genussregal: Stacked Shipping Container Showroom Springs up in in Austria

Brothers Erich and Walter Polz had a vision to enlarge their vinotheque and wine logistics center to make a larger statement about the products they were selling. Drawing only from the local region of

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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

6 Most Dubious “Green” Projects from Dubai

Check out six of Dubai's most dubious building projects: Burj Al Khalifa - The World's Tallest Building Tennis Court Atop Burj al Arab The World of Islands Park Gate Shipping Containers

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Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Any Inhabitat reader knows how much we love shipping container architecture, so you can imagine how excited we were when we learned that a market made entirely from shipping containers would be opening in

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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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Shipping Container Pool Filters River Water as it Floats Through France

Shipping Container Pool Filters River Water as it Floats Through France

The barge hosts two separate pools - a large 82' x 36' pool that is 8 feet deep, and a smaller 36' x 32' kiddie pool that is only 4 ½ feet deep. Together, they complete Bordeaux’s CUB Olympic

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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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Shigeru Ban Comes to Japan’s Rescue With Multistorey Shipping Container Housing

Shigeru Ban Comes to Japan’s Rescue With Multistorey Shipping Container Housing

Disaster zones typically feature unlevel ground, which makes it even more challenging to prepare housing relief quickly. But Shigeru Ban's shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a

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Shipping Container Learning Center Lands In Australian Aboriginal Community

Shipping Container Learning Center Lands In Australian Aboriginal Community

The student project was completed through a design/build course at the university as part of the Bower Studio, a program that works with indigenous communities to build the infrastructure. Over their

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Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

‘Containers are a symbol of the way we live and dwell in our globalized, mobile, nomadic age,’ says exhibition organizer Werner Lippert when asked to explain what gave him the idea for the exhibition.

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Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Hybrid Architecture has been working on a series of shipping container modular building systems, which they call Cargotecture®. Relocatable, adaptable and compact, these modular homes can be used for

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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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Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a Swooping Shipping Container Visitor Centre That Protects New Zealand Nature

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a Swooping Shipping Container Visitor Centre That Protects New Zealand Nature

The ecosanctuary protects native animals and plants and has even helped endangered species find a home. A huge, highly specialized pest-proof fence surrounds the sanctuary to keep out mammals such as

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16 Well-Traveled Shipping Containers Add a Pop of Color to Group 8′s Architecture Office

16 Well-Traveled Shipping Containers Add a Pop of Color to Group 8′s Architecture Office

With only 780 square meters to work with, the Group 8 team had to be creative. So they stacked the shipping containers under the 9m high building to add an additional 200 square meters to their overall

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Boxpark Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Set to Open This Summer

Boxpark Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Set to Open This Summer

The two-story mall will feature 61 container shops for various local brands that are hand-picked and invited to participate. Preferential and affordable rates ensure that a wide selection of retailers and

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Beautiful Betel Nut Shipping Containers Are An Accidental Study In Sustainable Architecture

Beautiful Betel Nut Shipping Containers Are An Accidental Study In Sustainable Architecture

Magda spent a year traveling through Taiwan with her husband and was quickly captivated by these tiny structures. She describes the shipping containers, small boxes, or cubicles as dwellings that at once

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Shipping Container Pavilion is a Symbol of Sustainability for Slow Food Nation

Shipping Container Pavilion is a Symbol of Sustainability for Slow Food Nation

San Francisco’s Slow Food Nation Festival in 2008 was a celebration of delicious foods and sustainability, capped off by a reclaimed cargo shipping container that was converted into a ticket counter and

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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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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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Greenhouse: Joost’s Garden-Wrapped Waste Free Shipping Container Restaurant Comes to Sydney

Greenhouse: Joost’s Garden-Wrapped Waste Free Shipping Container Restaurant Comes to Sydney

The eco restaurant was designed specifically to be a traveling show that could be packed up into shipping containers and includes the building structure, stairs for the rooftop access, kitchen, bathroom,

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