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Archive for December 2018

Architect Helps Starbucks Go Green with Shipping Containers

Globally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has once again constructed a gorgeous building for the coffee giant. This time, however, rather than going with a traditional brick-and-mortar building with flair, Kuma has decided to forgo convention and create a location made entirely from shipping containers for Starbucks’ first store in Taiwan and the Asian Pacific…

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Nomadic Hospitality with Shipping Containers

Shipping container innovation has taken a leap to new heights with this amazing mobile hotel by AccorHotels. The French multinational hospitality company AccorHotels owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts, and vacation properties, and has finally achieved its vision and more with the Flying Nest. Renowned French designer, Ora Ito, designed the beautiful concept of the…

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Dive Into a Shipping Container Pool

Shipping containers continue to be a marvelous resource for innovative thinkers and clever environmentally conscious creatives. One way that people have found to recycle shipping containers is to repurpose them into these gorgeous and functional pools. That’s right. Not only can they be turned into modern, tiny homes, but shipping containers can also be turned…

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Container Schools: A Cost-Effective Solution

Day after day, innovators are finding more uses for shipping containers that are revolutionizing industries and reshaping the way we see buildings, housing, and construction. Among the many ways that people are rethinking conventionally constructed buildings is with schools made of shipping containers. Builders are converting sturdy shipping containers into comfortable and attractive spaces that…

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Shipping Containers are a Paintballer’s Dream

Paintball is a fun and competitive sport that allows players to enjoy indoor and outdoor physical activity, strategy, and teamwork. If you’ve ever played a paintball match outdoors, or seen a tournament/event, you’ve probably seen the paintball fields absolutely covered in shipping containers. They aren’t just there for decoration. Shipping containers fulfill an important function…

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The History of Shipping Container Homes

When Malcolm McLean invented shipping containers in 1956, he was trying to help with international shipping. He most likely did not think that these containers would become anything more than what he intended them for. Shipping containers have become increasingly popular in recent years, for a wide range of uses, including schools and homes. But…

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Tailgating with Shipping Containers

For many people, the shipping container provides more than just a solid means of protection for their items while sending them across the country. For these tailgaters, the shipping container became the base of their barbequing, team-cheering, and comradery pleasure. As shipping containers can be transformed into anything, some people have gotten creative and created…

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Innovative Shipping Container Gardens

The quest for sustainable food sources and growing have led to many inventive solutions in the agricultural world over the last few years. The desire to reduce space needed for growing and a way to reduce water waste has led people to find new and improved solutions, some of which include shipping containers. Some of…

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The Benefits of Building with Shipping Containers

Shipping containers have become increasingly popular in recent years for homes and businesses. Here are some of the benefits of using shipping containers to build your home or business. Price Building with shipping containers is significantly cheaper than building your home out of more traditional construction materials. Many shipping container homes can be built for…

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Salons and Spas in Shipping Containers

The versatility of shipping containers has led to countless business owners setting up shop in a shipping container instead of a traditional building. One unique type of business for shipping containers is in the health and wellness industry, specifically salons and spas. While having your massage in a large steel box may not sound appealing,…

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