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New Uses for Shipping Containers in a Postmodern World

"There are over seventeen million shipping containers in the world. Have you ever wondered where they go when their time is up? There are several amazing ways one can utilize these steel structures at the end of their voyaging life. The abundance and relative cheapness (some sell for as little as $900) of containers during the last decade has made them attractive to architects, artists and designers worldwide."
Above: "This is a traveling eco-exhibit and restaurant conceived by artist Joost Bakker, and it aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible, made from shipping containers and straw bales. It even grows some of its own food on the rooftop. This restaurant stays true to the spirit of it's containers by traveling from city to city all around the world."
http://gcaptain.com/2nd-life-for-shipping-containers/?40966
By Lauga Oskarsdottir, MTS Logistics
Sent us by Godfrey Stephens

4 comments:

trailertrimm said...

awesome

Kay L. Davies said...

I was just thinking about containers as housing on Sunday as we drove past a sign that said "containers for sale". I didn't tell my husband what I was thinking, because it makes him crazy. He can't conceptualize the use of space, and doesn't understand why I love to imagine, or even sit down and plan, new uses for old spaces.
Love this traveling restaurant.
K

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