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ISBU Shipping Containers

ISBU Shipping Containers

Building with Shipping Containers by Kelly Hart An idea whose time seems to have arrived is the use of stockpiled shipping containers as modular units for building homes. Because of the balance of trade in the United States, these hefty steel boxes are piling up in ports around the country and posing a storage problem. Several architects and builders are taking advantage of this surplus to recycle the containers.

Welcome to Swimpond Landscape Design Inc ... where lifestyle is in harmony with nature The key to our success is the combination of our aquatic systems designs and technologies. The designs of SwimPond Landscape Design have been pioneered in Europe and installed in countless locations from individual residences, resorts and hotels to the largest of commercial projects since 1993. Aquatic System Design A swimpond operates according to the latest ecological principles and uses the biological cleaning power of natural waters. Our swimponds are basically divided into two areas - the usage area (swimming zone, 1.8m / 6ft - 5m / 15ft deep) and the treatment or regeneration area (filter zone, 0.30m / 1ft - 0.60m / 2ft deep). These areas can be also in two separate ponds which guarantees optimal water purification.

Container Conversions Container Conversions to Site Offices, Secure Stores, Sound Proof Generator Containers, Fire Proof Cabins, Plant Housing, Enclosures, Etc... Click to jump directly to a photo gallery: ISO shipping containers are such a good basic design they are perfect for converting to an almost infinite number of alternative uses, principally for extra security, mobility, housing and enclosing equipment and processes, and as a secure work environment. We add value to the basic design through: Product knowledge of containers and ancillary equipment,Design experience with structural assessment and CAD,Thorough project investigation to ensure suitable specifications,High quality workmanship and customer service. We can also design and manufacture non ISO containers to form enclosures and frame structures of any size and dimension to contain and house your equipment.

Shipping container architecture A temporary bank branch built from shipping containers in Germany Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. Advantages[edit] Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer © Mehdi Hidari Badie Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box and shipping, people were playing with folding designs. Designer Mehdi Hidari Badie has taken the idea of the pop-up to extremes with what Yanko calls an "Amazing Modern Mobile Home." Blu Homes should hire this guy or pick this unit up for their home shows; it is sort of an extreme version of their folding homes.

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland This gorgeous snow-capped eco POD hotel in Flims, Switzerland makes us want to pull out our coziest sweaters and snow boots and hit the slopes. Designed by Robust Outdoor Brands, the floors and walls of the 3 different pods are very well insulated to ensure maximum comfort during even the coldest Alpine months. Boasting low impact rooms that accommodate 2 people each, the hotel/camping destination aims to redefine sustainable tourism. And here's the best part: you can even own your very own Pod House! Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar ventilation system that helps to keep them nice and warm as well as double glazed windows.

Container Bay 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). Building with Shipping Containers In this section we will cover the major aspects of building with shipping containers. We will go over the steps you need to complete before you actually begin to build your house, garage etc. 1. Search for a place to buy new or used containers.

This Is A Rustic Shipping Container Home With Style And Class! It's something we're all looking for these days... cheap, effective, accomplishing our purpose. How much room do we need? At what cost? Shipping containers have provided a rather inexpensive and heavy storm-proof metal structure, yet making them pleasing to the eye requres some great finishing touches. Here is one that has taken those touches in creative style! From the solid granite kitchen top to the sliding bathroom door...