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22 Modern Shipping Container Homes Around the World

22 Modern Shipping Container Homes Around the World | Land planning | Scoop.it
With a little bit of imagination (and a lot work), some talented architects have succeeded in designing dwellings made of shipping containers, ranging from off-the-grid guest homes to full time single family homes.Shipping Container homes have their pros and cons: they are durable and eco-friendly, usually more cost-effective to build than conventional construction, and pre-fab modules can be easily transported by truck. But they also must be well insulated and sealed, as the steel conducts heat and can easily rust.Here are 22 of the best modern shipping container houses built around the world to consider...
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Michelle Poulter's comment, April 18, 2014 6:10 AM
This is a great idea for technologies curriculum Ellie. I think it definitely demonstrate how technology, architecture and sustainability mixes in todays society. A great scoop. Regards Michelle
François Lanthier's curator insight, April 30, 2014 10:42 AM

Really cool reuse of shipping containers... they are now a permanent part of our landscape!

Chantell Saddler.'s comment, June 5, 2014 8:52 PM
I love your Scoop.it collection Ellie. This one is excellent!
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Andrew Wisdom - Cities Need Urban Canopies | Future Cities

Andrew Wisdom - Cities Need Urban Canopies | Future Cities | Land planning | Scoop.it
“ Facing climate crises, cities all over the world need an urban canopy that contributes to the health and wellbeing of the environment and people. (Trees, #Infrastructure assets of our cities.”
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Could this Vertical Farm Change Urban Farming Forever? Growing Power Vertical Farm Project | Over Grow The System

Could this Vertical Farm Change Urban Farming Forever?  Growing Power Vertical Farm Project | Over Grow The System | Land planning | Scoop.it
“ “I believe it is our privilege and duty to create an urban agricultural training and demonstration site that directly reflects our commitment to sustainability and that will serve as a model for other programs throughout the country” - WILL ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO, GROWING POWER The Vision: Growing Power inspires communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time. The Mission: Growing Power, Inc. is a non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environment in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. This mission is implemented by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. The Need: Located on an”
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Building 347 Parking Garage: Bamboo + Innovation by Vittorio Lampugnani

Building 347 Parking Garage: Bamboo + Innovation by Vittorio Lampugnani | Land planning | Scoop.it
Bamboo poles are not uncommon in construction, though they typically conjure thoughts of tropical huts and tiki torches rather than large-scale utilitarian structures. Architect Vittorio Lampugnani envisioned something quite different, however, seeing incredible promise in the sturdy, inexpensive material to bring warmth to an often overlooked, and more often unattractive, building type. When asked by Novartis to design a parking garage for its East Hanover, New Jersey, campus—his first—he came up with another first: he sheathed the six-story, 633,000-square-foot structure with precisely aligned rows of the woody stalks.
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Vertical Sky City - Detroit 2.0 - SERIOUS WONDER

“ An industrial sky city, looking down at the remnants of what was known as Detroit. - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder”
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22 Modern Shipping Container Homes Around the World

22 Modern Shipping Container Homes Around the World | Land planning | Scoop.it
With a little bit of imagination (and a lot work), some talented architects have succeeded in designing dwellings made of shipping containers, ranging from off-the-grid guest homes to full time single family homes.Shipping Container homes have their pros and cons: they are durable and eco-friendly, usually more cost-effective to build than conventional construction, and pre-fab modules can be easily transported by truck. But they also must be well insulated and sealed, as the steel conducts heat and can easily rust.Here are 22 of the best modern shipping container houses built around the world to consider...
Via Lauren Moss
more...
Michelle Poulter's comment, April 18, 2014 6:10 AM
This is a great idea for technologies curriculum Ellie. I think it definitely demonstrate how technology, architecture and sustainability mixes in todays society. A great scoop. Regards Michelle
François Lanthier's curator insight, April 30, 2014 10:42 AM

Really cool reuse of shipping containers... they are now a permanent part of our landscape!

Chantell Saddler.'s comment, June 5, 2014 8:52 PM
I love your Scoop.it collection Ellie. This one is excellent!