The Box Office Shipping Container Project in Providence Rhode Island

The “Box Office” project in Providence, Rhode Island has been completed. Constructed from 32 Shipping Containers the 3-story, 10000-square-foot building was designed by Joe Haskett, Principal at Distill Studio, a Providence-based, sustainable design office. Peter Gill Case of Truth Box is the owner and developer. Featuring 12 office and studio units, the layout is modeled on London’s Container City residences, Amsterdam’s Keetowen Tempo Housing, and Puma City, a traveling retail, event, and bar space made out of shipping containers. Case’s Continue reading The Box Office Shipping Container Project in Providence Rhode Island

The Shipping Container Medical Compound for the Salam Center Khartoum, Sudan

The Salam Emergency Cardiac Surgery Center provides highly specialized care to patients with heart disease and is located in Soba, Khartoum, Sudan. During its construction the architects Studio tamassociati observed the large amount of discarded shipping containers that were used to transport medical supplies lying around the building site, and then decided to use them. Over ninety 20 foot containers were assembled together to create housing for the Salam Centers International staff compound. Each container is divided into two 20 Continue reading The Shipping Container Medical Compound for the Salam Center Khartoum, Sudan

The illy Push Button Shipping Container House — by Adam Kalkin

Illy collaborated with artist/architect Adam Kalkin to create a dramatic work of living art — the illy Push Button House, a five-room home with a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room and library constructed within a standard industrial shipping container. The home, which transforms at the push of a button, is created from recycled and recyclable materials and is the physical representation of illy’s dedication to sustainability, art and innovation. Guests to Push Button House had the opportunity to sample Continue reading The illy Push Button Shipping Container House — by Adam Kalkin

OceanScope observatory by AnL Studio – Cargo Architecture

Korean designers Keehyun Ahn & Minsoo Lee have designed a public observatory called OceanScope in In-cheon made of recycled materials, including old shipping containers. The old containers are re-purposed and used for a temporary shelter in many rural areas in Korea simply because it is inexpensive. However, indiscreet uses of these commercial metal-box products that don’t have harmonious relationships with their surroundings are causing an unsuccessful outcome in rural environments. With these issues in mind, The OceanScope is an initiative Continue reading OceanScope observatory by AnL Studio – Cargo Architecture

The Travelodge Shipping Container Hotel — Uxbridge, UK.

Travelodge, the budget hotel company, completed their first recycled hotel made out of shipping containers in August 2008. The 86 containers used in the Uxbridge hotel were prepared in China with plasterboard walls, electrics and bathrooms already in place before being shipped to the UK, stacked and assembled like lego pieces. The containers are simply bolted together and once installed at the site, windows are fitted, the modules are decorated and furnished, and then the exterior of the building is Continue reading The Travelodge Shipping Container Hotel — Uxbridge, UK.