A quick survey of the many uses for recycled shipping containers. We’re interested in alternative structures for future AIDG shops.
Architects are designing modern homes from the millions of excess shipping containers that are piling up at the port of LA due to the US trade deficit with China. By using the steel shipping containers as building material, homes can save 50% of construction costs, while reducing the waste and blight caused by trying to store them.
Container City, London (Dockland’s Area)
Photo by Flickr user Pappa99
A clip from History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” about London’s Container City – a project which utilises end of life shipping containers into habitable accomodation.
British Columbia, Canada
Sean Godsell’s Future Shack
See Washington Post article: Future Shack: Home for the Displaced
Photo by Flickr user tmms
Singapore (Puma Concept Store)
Photo by Flickr user pastrami44
One of a few temporary locations for new UNIQLO stores in NYC. Source: PSFK
Designed with Haiti in mind
This is the TV segment of our final review at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, our 3rd and 4th year vertical studio designed and built a medical facility from a 20 foot shipping container.
For more information on the Doc in a box concept, see their project page on the Open Architecture Network.
Photo by Flickr user troutfactory
Project Blackbox, Sun Microsystems
See Lot-ek for more examples.
Shipping container home/research facility adjacent to World Heritage Rainforest site