Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Container Bay: many wonderful and innovative designs with photos and sketches and award winners:
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modular, modernist... say what?
There is growing interest in the use of shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures. These "icons of globalization" are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes (which might place them at odds with some of the tenets of modernist design...) they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure.
The projects below are sorted alphabetically (by company or designer's name). In addition to the container-based projects listed below we offer links to useful web sites and relevant books.
Selected projects utilizing shipping containers.
Info credits: Zack Smith, Kevin Tze King Ho.