Category Archives: Autonomous

Self powered, independently operating containers.

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Sauna Box turns an old shipping container into a self-contained steam room

A great use for a small modular shipping container by Canadian based designers, Castor. Being trapped inside a leaky shipping container on a hot day would probably give a fair approximation of being in a sauna, but thankfully Canadian-based design studio Castor provides something a … Read More

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Undulating Green Grass Roofing

Living under flora and fauna is ecologically sound

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Container Radar Tower – Rotterdam, Amsterdam

NL architects of Amsterdam used shipping containers to construct a 70 metre high radar tower for shipping traffic in Rotterdam Harbour. The construction is also to be used as a viewing tower landmark.

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Greentainer

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

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Pop-up Store Uniqlo

Pictures show pop-up stores from Japanese retailer Uniqlo The setup is small and pretty efficient. The blue exterior has a few logos and strip windows cut into it. There is an external generator that powers the interior lighting and cash register. The door and ramp … Read More

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Shipping Container Military Buildings

Made by DORCE (prefabricated building and construction industry trade) and based in Turkey, provide numerous uses for shipping containers in combat zones around the World for camp buildings and other facilities.  Projects have included prefabricated modular units and accommodation in Iraq and Afghanistan for the … Read More

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Futur Shack House

A mass produced relocatable house for emergency and relief housing. Recycled shipping containers are used to form the main volume of the building. A parasol roof packs inside the container. When erected, the roof shades the container and reduces heat load on the building. Legs … Read More

Greentainer

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

ECOPODS

Ecopods

The Ecopods The single ecopod as designed provides excellent short term accommodation that has great benefits for standalone use as a secure remote cabin, product showroom or as an accessory building in conjunction with existing buildings for use as an extra Bedroom or Bunkie, Garden … Read More

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All Terrain Cabin (ATC)

All Terrain Cabin (ATC)- A functional Concept design, built but not for sale.