Architect crafts a new work studio from an old shipping container

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20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

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Shipping container village for startups pops up in Amsterdam

In a bid to create affordable office space in Amsterdam, Dutch architect Julius Taminiau has upcycled a series of shipping containers into Startup Village, a temporary cargotecture hub for fledging companies. Located in Amsterdam Science Park, the container buildings are stacked and painted in a variety of colors to create an adaptable space customizable for different needs. In addition to offices, the Startup Village offers space for events and gatherings ranging from networking parties to outdoor… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Local Roots shipping container farms achieve cost parity with traditional farming

99 percent less water 4,000 lettuce heads every 10 days. Los Angeles-based vertical farming company Local Roots achieves all that in their shipping container farms – but today they announced they’ve also reached cost parity with traditional farming. They plan to deploy over 100 of their TerraFarms in 2018. Inhabitat checked out their mobile TerraFarm in Manhattan and met co-founders Eric Ellestad and Matt Veil to hear more.

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40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

Communities that have had to import food in the past could start obtaining fresh local food right from their parking lots or warehouses with California-based Local Roots’ shipping container farms. The 40-foot containers house hydroponic farms that only draw on five to 20 gallons of water each day to grow produce like lettuce, strawberries, or kale. The scalable farms are popping up all around the United States, and Local Roots is even talking with SpaceX about the possibility of their hydroponic… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This amazing shipping container hotel can pop up anywhere in the world

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Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

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IPME’s Container Park revives downtown Las Vegas with creative cargotecture

Designed by The International Port Management Enterprise (IPME) and Breslin Builders as a solution to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas, “Downtown Container Park” is a 50,000-square-foot outdoor shopping and entertainment venue, composed of an arrangement of repurposed shipping containers. The project, which took two years to complete, boasts a vibrant array of shopping boutiques, a barbershop, various food and beverage providers, an observation tower and immersion dome, a children’s playground, and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building