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

173 countries agree to slash shipping industry emissions in historic deal

Shipping was the sole industry not part of the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to Bloomberg, but if the industry were a country, it would be sixth on the list of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters. But most of the nations in the world just agreed to a historic, mandatory deal to slash shipping industry emissions.

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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

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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Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

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Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico

Tesla, best known for its pioneering electric cars and major investments in energy storage technology, is stepping in to aid Puerto Rico in its recovery from Hurricane Maria by sending hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to the American Commonwealth, whose 3.5 million citizens still do not have access to electricity. Because full power is not expected to be restored for months, the Powerwall energy storage systems, which can be paired with solar panels, could prove to be vital tools as Puerto Rico… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

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

The first off-grid Ecocapsule microhomes are shipping to customers this year

Want to travel to the beach or a mountaintop or jungle – and spend the night in style every time? The Ecocapsule offers that flexibility in a tiny off-grid package. Late night television host James Corden recently tested the versatile pods out in a peaceful garden, horse ranch, and restaurant rooftop. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building