Container Architecture

What can be created with the ubiquitous shipping container? In Dusseldorf, NRM Forum invited architects, designers and artists from around the world to submit designs for container architecture, with it’s exhibition running now. Standardized, cheap, stackable, available around the world, easy to erect and dismantle, they are an infinitely elastic medium to play with…

Puma City by Lot-ek, designed a retail and event space which, in 2008, followed the Puma 70 ft. racing sail boat around the globe in the Volvo Ocean Race. Travelling by cargo ship, it was assembled and disassembled in a number of international harbours, being transportable, flexible and extremely tough for the year long journey…

…also by Lot-ek, a proposal for a slanted container building in Chinatown, NYC…



I love this container collage of a building by Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson

In Quebec, MaisonIdekit, with architects Bernard Morin and wife Joyce Labelle create a home from seven containers…


A prefab aircraft hanger wraps itself around an 1880’s farmhouse by Adam Kalkin

Adam Kalkin by mparc

…and a Southern California home built by Peter DeMaria

Redondo Beach House

Shipping Container Architecture

…read an interesting article on container architecture at Weburbanist.                  Container City in London, is contained in the video below, along with a great design for emergency shelter for disaster zones…

…and here in Victoria, Keith Dewey of Zigloo, creates a 2,000 sq. ft. residence, Zigloo Domestique

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