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Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Reclaimed shipping containers are ideal nesting spots for the residents of these five homes.

 

Whether lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, the residents applied their own perspective on how to reclaim and adapt these industrial castoffs. Click though the slideshow at the link to see more...

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16 recycled shipping containers at Group 8's innovative new home

16 recycled shipping containers at Group 8's innovative new home | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

One of the best uses of shipping containers I have seen lay hidden in a re-purposed industrial hall near the center of Geneva, Switzerland. Helping form a new home for Group 8 architecture the containers make interesting use of the 8395 square foot facility which boast 29 foot high ceilings.

The containers formalize structured collective space embodying a collective form or a situation of their work: meeting rooms, cafeteria, lounge zone, bathrooms and showers, etc. “The other half of the scheme is in opposition with the containers’ structured zone: an open space enlightened by natural light travelling through the glass-roof.” All and all the project uses 16 recycled shipping containers in an amazing composition of object and function...

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