Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces


With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to their origin. In most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia. The result is an extremely high surplus of empty shipping containers that are just waiting to become a home, office, apartment, school, dormitory, studio, emergency shelter, and everything else.

Via ArchDaily

It comes as no surprise that the new Playze-designed visitor center for Tony’s Farm—one of the largest organic farms in China—is a sustainable container structure.

The house is cooled by mountain breezes instead of mechanical air conditioners.

The María José Trejos–designed InCubo House in Escazú, Costa Rica, functions as a live-work space.


Via Architectural Digest