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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. Back to top of page Useful linksIf you have any relevant links let us know Container Sources Shipping containers are widely available - here are just a few of the many sources: Technical Resources Books

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Modern Modular Done Right from Challenger Living A lot of lessons have been learned over the last decade as architects and manufacturers try to make modern green prefab affordable and accessible to a wider audience. A new entry into the market is Challenger, a modern architect-designed line of houses from Manitoba, Canada's Conquest Manufacturing. They recently displayed a new model, the Cube, at the National Home Show in Toronto. By way of background, prior to coming to TreeHugger I spend a number of years trying to introduce modern modular to the Canadian marketplace, and did just about everything wrong.

Living Van & Vintage Shows My Living Van Living vans are like caravans, but usually more heavily built to withstand commercial use. This one was built by Cheshire County Council around 1955, it stands nine feet high and is about ten feet long, and weighs about a ton. architecture and hygiene - home rctc industrial zombie llc movie making machine department of mechanized architecture emergency house eco-orphanage moma deitch yahoo ding-dong cnn contact sonofderrida@aol.com copyright © 2014 adam kalkin all images and materials are the properties of their respective owners

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.

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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.

abeer seikaly weaves shelters for disaster relief using patterned fabric mar 06, 2014 abeer seikaly weaves shelters for disaster relief using patterned fabric abeer seikaly weaves shelters for disaster relief using patterned fabricall images courtesy of abeer seikaly ‘weaving a home’ by jordanian/canadian designer abeer seikaly proposes a disaster shelter for refugees that is based on temporary huts of nomadic tribes. the use of structural fabric references ancient traditions of joining linear fibers to make complex three-dimensional shapes – the resulting pattern is easy to erect and scale into various functions, from a basket to a tent. the project incorporates technological advances and new methods of assembly of the material, envisioning a system composed of durable plastic members that are threaded to form a singular unit. these flexible envelopes fold across a central axis, with the hollow structural skin enabling necessities such as water and electricity to run through it, similar to a typical stud wall.

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GYPSY CARAVAN TRADITIONAL WAGON FOR SALE ONLINE OFFERS BIDS Gypsies have been traveling the roads of Britain for hundreds of years, but now only one in 10 Romany's spend their lives on the move. At an early age (9) many boys work with their fathers, collecting scrap and doing odd jobs. Marriage comes earlier too at 14, by which time the family may have relocated more times than they can remember. Children are born in the Gypsy wagons, and this childhood is not unusual for a Romany traveler. Studio 804 - Modular 3 Prefab House Previously featured on Archinnovations for their Sustainable Prototype, Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession. This is another tour-de-force by this program. Constructed in the spring of 2006, Modular 3 is a prefab house perched from the highest point in its local vicinity. It offers a magnificent view of the downtown Kansas City skyline, accentuated through extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Container Housing Companies One option if you want a container home is to buy a prefabricated unit from a container housing company. Why consider one of these outfits? They are worth considering if: you don't have enough time for such a big project; you don't have the necessary skills to build a cargo container building yourself; you want something more complex, designed by an architect, with many rooms and floors, contemporary finishes and interiors, modern and clean lines and maximum comfort. There are many finished and under construction projects all around the world that make use of containers for different purposes.

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