Monthly Archives: April 2010


Olgga Architects: Maison EvolutiV’ 1

Olgga Architects have designed and built an energy efficient (THPE 2005, H&E Profil A) residence ‘Maison evolutiV’) from two shipping containers offering 70 square metres (753 square feet) of space. The exterior walls are fitted with chesnut wood facades and a nice wood pile touch … Read More


Olgga Architects: 100% Recycled Student Container Housing

Olgga Architects have designed a 100% recycled 40ft shipping container complex for students in Le Havre, France.


Art Basel: Art Position

Art Positions was an art exhibition held in shipping containers a stone's throw away from the Miami Beach Convention Center, showcasing the work of 20 young artists.

Shipping Container Shopping Mall New York

Shipping container shopping malls designed by Lot-Ek using a modular system for each shop unit.

Shipping Container Military Buildings

DORCE une entreprise basée en Turquie. Elle conçoit des containers adaptés pour les zones de combat dans le monde entier: dortoirs, bureaux et autres équipements nécessaires sur les bases de vie militaire. Certains projets ont servi en Irak ou encore en Afghanistan que ce soit … Read More


Haiti School – BoxWorks, Inc

A non-profit organization called BoxWorks, Inc. is using shipping containers to build schools, community buildings and houses throughout the developing countries. Abandoned containers are readily available all over the world. They can be purchased inexpensively and hauled to the desired location via local trucks or … Read More



Thus Greentainer is a vessel–a container in the real sense of the word–suitable for multiple uses and destinations, from a small company canteen to a trade show lounge bar, an exhibition room for travelling exhibits and a meeting room; it can be positioned in a … Read More


Conhouse by Jure Kotnik

Sky high prices of real estate in the contemporary world have stimulated the search for and development of alternative housing solutions. One such attempt is the ConHouse system of small-size housing container units, which takes the housing/office ISO container to the next evolutionary level.  As … Read More


Tsubara Tsubara Restaurant

Niseko on Japan’s Northern island of Hokkaido is famous as a snowboard heaven for its fabulous dry powder snow but it is also home to the Tsubara Tsubara Soup curry restaurant which is made from a number of shipping containers.  The main restaurant seating area … Read More


Cocobello temporary showroom studio

Architect Haimerl, Peter | Structural Engineer a.k.a. Ingenieure The Cocobello is a temporary structure that can be used as a showroom, workplace, press cabin or artist’s studio. On the upper level is a bright showcase-like space that can be plugged into existing communications networks. The … Read More


Dining and Bar – Rosso

Rosso is a dining and bar place situated in Gunma, a city in the north of Tokyo. They used two 40 foot containers to make this restaurant. Rosso details (in Japanese):


Art Gallery Container – The Lab

The ARTery is a series of steel shipping containers transformed into a walkthrough community art exhibition space. Located on The LAB’s premises in Costa Mesa, The ARTery is at the heart of the urban resurgence of Southern California. The ARTery is dedicated to supporting emerging … Read More