09 May '11, 9pm

Shipping Container School Isn't Made From Shipping Containers : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Shipping Container School Isn't Made From Shipping Containers : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Shipping containers usually show a separation between the casting and the corner posts; they are usually different size materials. And the siding, it is usually corrugated steel, which gives the shipping container its strength. Then, looking at the architects portfolio, I noticed that he designed a weekend house made of two "shipping containers" that looked almost identical in the details. It was part of what the Architect called: the ConHouse system of small-size housing container units, which takes the housing/office ISO container to the next evolutionary level. As opposed to the other container projects, which mostly feed on the excess of available cargo containers, ConHouse pushes the development of containers manufactured especially for housing and office purposes. In other words, they are NOT recycled and repurposed shipping containers, they are new building blocks m...

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