Snack Box, New York–Shipping Container Take Away Restaurant

The pop up shipping container restaurants seem to be appearing all over the place lately. They can serve many traditional places that would normally be taken up with by a trailer restaurant or other form of temporary building. But more importantly they can also be used long-term and without being an eye sore in the way many of the other types become over time.

Snack Box, New York–Shipping Container Take Away Restaurant

The first thing is the shipping container structure gives you a blank wall canvas which can be jazzed up or made to blend in with environment with a lick of paint.

Snack Box, New York–Shipping Container Take Away Restaurant

The interior although limited in space due to being a solid structure does mean you can hang equipment on walls that other temporary buildings may struggle to accommodate as well as the fire proofing aspects of a steel building.

Snack Box, New York–Shipping Container Take Away Restaurant

The opening sides offer up being able to use them for canopies to keep people from getting soaked in a downpour as well as making it have a more traditional feel to the structure. Add to that the security features of being able to “lock it all up” before you go home there are very few reasons not to use a shipping container in this way.

Snack Box, New York–Shipping Container Take Away Restaurant

Sitting out in with its shiny backdrop of the neon city it doesn’t seem to stand out in any bad way especially amongst the billboards. Another good example of Shipping container architecture being used for restaurant purposes

Chalet styled shipping container shop/store.

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.

chalet styled shipping container shop/store - Chelsea, England

chalet styled shipping container shop/store - Chelsea, England

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Modern Small Business Shipping Container Buildings Ideas

Some ideas for shipping container offices and restaurants showing that cargotecture and container living doesn’t have to be bland and boring but often it enhances an area, brings colour to it or even blends in unnoticed.Shipping container Cafe

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Shipping container cafe–NJ Asbury Park

shipping container cafe, recycled shipping container

These interesting shipping container shops and restaurants are an ideal showpiece of how urban architecture using containers can fit into many locations well. On top of being a cheap construction method it also offers a secure building.Designed by Madison Marquette, they were brought in as recycled containers and then painted to blend in with the other buildings inside the boardwalk.

Not a lot of other information can be found about the units themselves as most of the stuff online seems to cover the retail side of the boardwalk but another fine example of shipping containers in daily use.