Interview with La Presse Canada: ‘Containers in the spotlight’

INTRA+ recently gave an interview to La Presse Canada on the phenomenon of shipping container conversions for housing projects around the World.

(Article translated from French)

“After completing a project on the conversion of containers whilst studying on an international business and management for design masters, in Toulon, France, five graduates have decided to go further in that direction. Initially, they’ve studied the container conversion market World wide and published on their website. They are now looking for their first contract.”

The container is a dream object for a designer, said Mike Pinder, a member of the team of INTRA+ in France. It has a solid structure, but at the same time it offers great flexibility. Moreover, it is not expensive and as it is recycled, you get a tax credits.

— Mike Pinder

To read the full article by Danielle Bonneau (in French), visit La Presse Canada here.

View a Google translated version in English here.


EUROMED Toulon & INTRA+ MSc student collaboration project

Between February and May 2010, INTRA+ worked in partnership with students from all over the World on the International Business & Management for Design MSc (accredited with University of Salford, UK) programme at EUROMED Management Toulon near La Garde, in the south of France.

The project

The course module entitled ‘Design Project Management’ (DPM) aims to give students a perspective on project management issues using traditional methodologies, tools and techniques of engineering of human, natural and technological actors; and INTRA+ provided a live design and practice project for the students to work on. Director of Post Graduate Studies, Dr Hilary Collins, invited us to come up with an interesting project brief for the students to get to grips with. Read More


Collaboration with EUROMED Management & University of Salford

We are currently working on a collaborative project with EUROMED Management, Toulon (formerly Ecole Internationale de Design, EID) & University of Salford providing a working topic for Masters Students to work on for the MSc International Business & Management for Design (IBMD) programme 2009/2010. Read More


Container Home: l’Estaque Marseille 2nd Visit

Our second visit to the new container house in development at l’Estaque Marseille by architect Claire-Hélène DROUIN.  Most cladding is now in place on the outside along with the foam insulation and windows.  Read More


Container Home: l’Estaque Marseille First Visit

First trip to see the development of a container house at l’Estaque in Marseille to meet architect, Claire-Hélène DROUIN who is currently in the process of developing her house using 12 recycled containers, 3 of which are ‘high’ containers (right hand side). Read More