A sustainable campus is built from 22 recycled shipping containers

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The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking their own teachings to heart with the development of a 17-shipping-container sustainable architectural design for their campus. The multi-unit complex includes classrooms, a library, gym, conference rooms, office, restrooms, kitchen, and outdoor spaces. Another container houses a cafe.

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Shipping containers become a spectacular plant-covered gallery

São Paulo-based architecture studio SuperLimão and architect Gabriela Coelho recently completed GSC, a massive multi-use collectors gallery built from shipping containers and other metal materials. Located in a lush area of São Paulo, the spacious complex also contains an office, a gym, a small workshop, a kennel and additional gallery space for the client’s other prized items. The industrial character of the cargotecture project was softened with the addition of turf and potted plants while… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

3 stacked shipping containers create a diving tower in Denmark

In Denmark, Sweco Architects has transformed an old ferry port into a water recreation spot. Their Water Sports Center Halsskov is an architectural invention, in their words, that will give people access to the water. They said in a statement on the project that it “recycles as many materials as possible from the former port, either directly or through upcycling.” Perhaps the most distinctive element of the sports center is a jumping tower comprised of three stacked, bright yellow shipping conta… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

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Modular Lego Lunch restaurant built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Lithuania

A modular fast food restaurant popped up in Siauliai, Lithuania, to provide a healthy communal space that can be easily replicated anywhere. Architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the restaurant, named Lego Lunch, as an affordable, reconfigurable space built from recycled shipping containers.

Lego Lunch is a replicable structure that combines affordability and a low carbon footprint. The architects used recycled 20-foot shipping containers and combined them into a space… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Modpools turns shipping containers into amazing swimming pools

We’ve seen shipping containers reused to build affordable housing, commercial spaces and urban farms, but Canadian brand Modpools is showing that this eco-friendly alternative to traditional building materials can also be used as backyard swimming pools. Modpools are not only easy to install and transport, but also come with a series of cool features such as a heater, jets and LED mood lighting controlled via smartphone.

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Repurposed shipping containers make a bold statement at the National Theater Company of Korea

Seoul’s trendy mall made of shipping containers isn’t the only place you’ll see cargotecture in the city. Urbantainer, the same local firm behind the world’s largest cargotecture mall Common Ground, recently completed an extension for the National Theater Company of Korea, one of the nation’s flagship theater companies based in the capital. The new visitor area comprises a series of red shipping containers skillfully transformed into a contemporary and functional space that still preserves… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dramatic lookout tower in Tasmania is built from repurposed shipping containers

The Devil’s Corner Cellar Door was designed as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional rural vernacular. The project comprises five timber-clad shipping containers carefully placed to form inviting spaces with thoughtfully curated views. Three distinct openings frame unique views—SKY, HORIZON, and TOWER—with the hope that they will help visitors gain a better appreciation for the landscape.

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Why these floating dorms made from shipping containers are the future of cheap student housing

Copenhagen icon and world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels designed the Urban Rigger units, but the idea was the brainchild of Kim Loudrop, an entrepreneur who founded the Urban Rigger startup. Loudrop sought to create a “revolutionary and innovative floating dwelling system” that took advantage of unused prime real estate—the water. The urgent student housing shortage galvanized the entrepreneur, who also noticed that 80 percent of major universities in Europe were centrally located in cities,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-powered KontererART city in Poland is made of reused shipping containers

Instead of designing several freestanding pavilions, the architects created a single big building with interconnected containers housing different activities and spaces. The Bar and Carbo Gallery, which was left over from last year’s event, was converted into an arrangement base. The surrounding containers house the music workshop, Aktywator office, scene, food, toilets and warehouses. These were attached to the bar and gallery at a 90-degree angle, creating a U-shaped composition. The exterior of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building