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Tour Seven Shipping Container Apartments with Google Streetview

Nice to see this idea taking off in multi-use apartments. ------------------------------------- What if apartment complexes could go up in a few months instead of years? Rapid construction for multi-family housing is already becoming a reality as shipping container apartments pop up around the globe. After...

Owl Creek Residence by Skylab Architecture

Great Angels and use of coreten steel and glass! --------------------- Portland studio Skylab Architecture has designed Owl Creek Residence, an angular retreat that both blends into and offers expansive views of Colorado’s mountainous landscapes. The house's rugged steel structure mimics the topography of the nearby mountains,...

Planter Box House / Formzero

Very innovative large concrete blocks and plants! -------------------------- Designed as a house for a retired couple who are passionate in growing foods, the plants filled Planter Box House appears less defined, as its appearance oscillates between garden, farm and house, anticipating for a redefinition of contemporary...

Containers used in a commercial high rise. ----------------------------------------- Drivelines Studios is a residential building in Johannesburg, SA. Located in Maboneng, an area of recent urban transformation and renewal, it responds to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to repopulate the city’s downtown through new models of urban living. Link...

This Puget Sound eco cabin is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials

Yet another great reuse building from  Olson Kundig! --------------------- Activist and artist Anna Hoover collaborated with architect Les Eerkes from Olson Kundig Architects to build the Scavenger Hut – a beautiful, low-impact cabin hidden in the idyllic landscape of the Puget Sound. The design for the 693-square-foot compact cabin called for both affordability and...

My day job is in the Golf Entertainment sector, so seeing this has a special place in my heart! ------------------------ Architecture49 is proud to unveil its latest project, the clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located on Nuns’ Island, a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing...

Starbucks Opens First Container Store in Taiwan

Even Starbucks has joined in on the trend. ------------------------------------ Hualien City, TAIWAN - Starbucks Taiwan opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. The new Starbucks is the first retailer to open a storefront in the yet-to-be opened Hualien Bay Mall, which is located in...

A sustainable campus is built from 22 recycled shipping containers

Its growing! ------------------------------------- The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking its own teachings to heart with the an eco-friendly campus crafted from 22 recycled shipping containers. Now, the institute has a clear example when teaching students about the importance of upcycling and sustainability, plus plenty of space for...