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Container Studio: a black pearl in a forest

Recycled shipping containers always surprise us with their unique versatility and ability to shelter any kind of program… In New York, an artist has a special studio made out of this outstanding prefab.

Once again, low budgets often lead to brilliant solutions: Container Studio consists of a simple structure (78 sq. m. of total area) featuring two modular shipping containers positioned next to each other on a foundation wall. Continue reading

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Two-tree house: among Jerusalem pine trees

Simplicity is one of the most audacious challenges that any architect can have. The Two-tree house shows us how this goal is always possible, and when it happens simply leaves no one indifferent! Why does it work? Let’s find out the main reason for the birth of this amazing prefab home. Continue reading

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Containers of Hope: the beast turns into the beauty

In Sao Jose, Costa Rica, a small house made out of recycled shipping containers illustrates how design can be an important device providing comfort at a very low budget!

The challenge for this house was clear: less would have to be inevitably more. So the use of prefab structures became a crucial premise in this architectonic experience. But how can an industrial cold steel container give any kind of hope for such a fine project to be successful? Let me tell you about the process behind this incredible metamorphosis! Continue reading

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Container Guest House: Live Easily

You don’t have enough room to accommodate your guests? Take a shipping container, place it in your garden and refurbish it as a home for guests. Just like the initiators of the next project did. As a result of their cooperation with the architects, they now can enjoy this cute metal addition as a guest house. Big windows, an outdoor space in the form of a narrow terrace, and even a canopy with street lamps: all the attributes necessary for a small home away from home. Continue reading

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Sugoroku Office: Industrial Soul

This unique urban container office and living space belongs to daiken-met architects in Gifu, Japan. It’s approx 1,198 sq. ft. in size and consists of 7 shipping containers which are held together by a steel mobile frame. Continue reading

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The Shipping Container House: Prefab Can Inspire

You might think this elegantly modern 1,517 sq. ft. house, in Nederland, Colorado, has nothing to do with prefabricated structures. Yet, not only are two prefab volumes used here, they also determine the planning scheme and the space organization of the house. The primary architects’ idea was to take two long shipping containers and put them onto the plot with a certain distance and angle between them. This was the crucial decision which resulted in an outstanding lay-out. Continue reading

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Future Shack: building a house in 24 hours

Imagine there´s a house for emergency, made out of recycled shipping containers. The Future Shack can be described as fully recyclable and self-sustainable piece of architecture!

Australian architect, Sean Godsell, developed a prototype house that has applications for a variety of needs, for example homeless people, victims of natural disasters, third world housing, or simply as temporary housing in any part of the world. Continue reading

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Wardell Sagan Residence: stacked

So it’s not the first time we show you a design of a modern shipping container home… Now, what makes this project so interesting is the fact that it features two containers, stacked on top of each other, not as an exterior shell but inside a building. Continue reading

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Cordell House: containers for living

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The city of Houston, Texas, has one of the largest most busiest ports in the US, which means tons of shipping containers just waiting to be recycled and transformed into affordable modern homes. The Cordell House is one of those homes, incorporating three steel containers—two 40-foot-long modules and one 20-foot-long unit. Continue reading

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Platoon Kunsthalle: Rock the block!

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Constructed from recycled shipping containers, Platoon Kunsthalle is a dynamic space for subculture movements in Seoul.

This concept was first introduced almost 10 years ago in Berlin, running diverse culture and communication projects – like street art, graphic design, fashion, video art, programming, music, club culture, political activism etc – in cooperation with an international community of 3,500 creatives from different professions. Continue reading

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