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Does Shipping Container Architecture Make Sense? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Does Shipping Container Architecture Make Sense? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Shipping Container House By Ross Stevens I grew up around shipping containers; my dad made them. I played with them in architecture school, designing a summer camp out of them, fascinated by the handling technology that made them cheap and easy to move. But in the real world I found them to be too small, too expensive, and too toxic. Today, shipping container architecture is all the rage, and we have shown dozens of them on TreeHugger. Where containers were once expensive, now they are cheap and ubiquitous, and designers are doing amazing things with them. Did I make a terrible career move? Reading Brian Pagnotta in ArchDaily , in one of the most balanced and thoughtful articles I have seen on the subject of container architecture, I think perhaps not.

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