12 Mar '12, 10am

Solar-Powered Shipping Container Architecture That Actually Makes Sense

Solar-Powered Shipping Container Architecture That Actually Makes Sense

Lloyd may have questioned some of the thinking behind the shipping container architecture fad , but as with most things in the world of sustainability and design—there is nothing inherently right or wrong about shipping containers in architecture. It's just how you use them and what you use them for. When portability, robustness and the need for fast scalability are priorities, shipping containers may be hard to beat - especially when they are recycled. That's why we loved this solar-powered internet hub for rural Africa . And it's also why I was intrigued by a report in Nigeria-based newspaper The Nation about a start-up offering solar powered shipping container shelters for various applications: Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, officials of the company including Dimeji Bassir and Abiola Iyiola explained that SPACE is a secure and robust portable building fabricated...

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Actually (from @sixpegs blog)

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