A barber and T-Shirt printing shop in one, a shipping container maybe the best option for many start up business units especially if leasing land as it can be dropped and then moved when you move. At the same time securely locking away your store front every night. This same location has another two shipping containers being used for other things, a bed spacer (room rental) which sees a 20ft container split into two bunk rooms and a battery and car/motorbike oil sales office. I have to admit they haven’t gone overboard on concealing the fact they are containers but then again do they have to? Here in the Philippines people generally aren’t bothered by the looks of things on the exterior and often the best seafood restaurants for example are just a BBQ and a few tables and chairs at the side of the road.
Another shipping container building in Minglanilla. This one though is a car parts business supplying things like oil and batteries. As you can see though easily slid in off the main road and its neighbour is the Gaisano Mall.
Giving it a great location for selling. A good example of a shipping container building being used as a store where they have kept the main doors to lock the unit up securely at night when the store is closed.
An interesting use of shipping containers that blends in with the look and feel of the environment by being exterior cladded. Only when you look on the inside on the second photo do you notice the seam of the 2 containers joined together as the cladding and pitched roof hide it very well. This was commissioned by Chelsea space management for the farmers market. Installation time took only one day to completion and blends in well the existing chalet styled shops and restaurants in the area.
A store with a statement, as the company heavily uses recycled materials in its products it also makes sense that they went for recycled containers in its store construction. Going 9 levels high on a small land area also means its best form of advertising is itself showing the capabilities of shipping container usage as offices, stores or homes. Its located near Gerold-Strasse in Zurich and utilizes 20ft standard containers in its construction its became a landmark in the area and no doubt has helped get the companies products noticed.
The convenience store look is a bit misleading as these businesses aren’t used for that. At first I thought the pretty ladies in each one of them had been brought along with the photographer but in fact they work in the stores. They are Betel Nuts Stores like me your first thought is “what?” well the thing is the bethel nut is used to stay awake the introduction of the girls in the windows is to “attract” drivers as they pass by to stop and buy from the store. It obviously works as there seems to be a lot of them, All transactions take place outside of the store.
At the same time getting back on topic! the shipping container store does seem to be a success story for using for this business and probably many others in Taiwan. Although obviously not as green as they could be (i.e the big air conditioning units) as well as the fact they are mainly used as a fish bowl to attract sales meaning they also have a lot of glass. They are still a recycled shipping container showing that even in hot climates they are being utilized for shop fronts.
Source :- Magda Biernat
If your looking at making a statement and getting noticed Studio mk27 has been constructed on vibrant coloured shipping containers located in São Paulo’s most upmarket and trendiest neighbourhood. The shipping containers have been constructed 2 high and painted in bright fluorescent colours. The land is leased which is why the client wanted to source a movable low cost solution.
Added to this was a simple two storey high hanger using polycarbonate doors to allow opening up the store giving the feeling of space. The bright colours to give a modern and funky feel to the building is also to do with its location in the Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva neighbourhood which being the last available land lot amongst a row of furniture stores it needed to make its own statement to attract customers with such stiff competition. Decameron Design needed something that had an eye catching design and utilizing shipping containers in this way with the flamboyant colours did the trick. The containers also give space to get an idea of how the furniture will fit into someone’s home due to being able to view furniture within the container units to imagine how it will fit in to the home.
Although the design appears as a bit of a gimmick it also shows the flexibility of using shipping containers for a building with its far outreaching first floor with a roof deck which almost appears that its defying gravity in its unique setup.
This was designed by Lot-Ek and one of its key advantages is its completely capable of dismantling and reassembly which may not seem much but this store is actually travelling around the world to various countries. 24 shipping containers are utilized in the building which have been refitted into “Puma City” which followers Puma’s sailing yacht il Mostro.