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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...

Green-roofed Cantilever House floats above the Malaysian rainforest

Love the  steel and glass floating above the rain forest! Very large house. ------------------------------------------------------ This green-roofed house juts out over the lush rainforest of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Architecture firm Design Unit Sdn Bhd envisioned the Cantilever House as a “forest” of industrial steel columns that create a weightless-looking volume. Passive House design features...

Hurricane-proof floating homes are packed with green features

Not to Industrial, but Great use of space and has some impressive green features. -------------------------------------- These solar-powered, zero-emissions floating homes are packed with green goodness. Designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis with Waterstudio in collaboration with Arkup, an “avant-garde life on water” company based in Miami, the...

House + House in Amparo

This house is very expansive and open in side. ------------------------------------------------- What drives us in the process of designing this two houses is the possibility to distort and compose with a notion of nature, at the same time wild and artificial. A thin layer of soil floats a...

Sunny Side Box

Simple use of containers. ----------------------------------- A House Full of Sun This place was originally used by the owner’s mother for clothing storage as well as a living. Now, as the owner and his work employees were to live here, it needed to transform into a new space. The...

Central Florida may get apartments built using shipping containers

Commercial use is catching on! ---------------------------------------------- Central Florida might soon become one of the few places in the nation using metal shipping containers to build affordable apartment complexes. JP Morgan Chase funded $600,000 so that the nonprofit Crisis Housing Solutions could launch about two dozen units expected to...