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Monday, October 27th, 2008

Shipping Container Architecture


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
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While I love what Shigeru Ban did with them, I’ve been a bit cynical about all the structures made up of shipping containers lately. It’s been a real yawn. Perhaps because I associate it with the container full of dead girls on Season II of The Wire. I don’t know. But this photo I saw in Apartment Therapy is changing my mind:

I also love this student housing project in Amsterdam:

When the scale and shape of these containers is used appropriately, the results can be smashing.

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  1. k8tron says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 8:10 am (#)

    Sweet, my husband is obsessed with these.

  2. Hatch: The Design Public ® Blog » Blog Archive » Rare Find says:

    November 12th, 2008 at 1:40 am (#)

    [...] ago. I had totally forgotten about this bizarre find at Jayson Home and Garden. Forget buying that shipping container pre-fab house or that hip vintage Airstream trailer for the backyard; apparently, a sheep shelter caravan is what [...]

  3. Hatch: The Design Public ® Blog » Blog Archive » Architecture on Twitter says:

    July 7th, 2009 at 9:59 am (#)

    [...] first glance, I thought this might be cargotecture, i.e. a house made of shipping containers, because of the shape of the second floor on the right [...]

  4. Ronnie Pistons says:

    November 23rd, 2014 at 8:36 pm (#)

    These are all great. I had considered transforming one into a home, but now I think I may do a recording studio transformation instead.

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