Two shipping containers contain a micro home furnished with Nendo

Brazilian architect Marilia Pellegrini has unveiled Casa Container in São Paulo, a micro home inside two shipping containers filled with Nendo furniture. Pellegrini designed the 18-square-metre show home to demonstrate that recycled shipping containers can be disguised and used for high-end housing. The architect referenced modern, minimalist Japanese design with Casa Container’s interiors, citing Muji […]

Shipping container micro homes with green roofs planned for UK

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has obtained planning permission for a development of micro homes made from shipping containers with green roofs in Aylesbury, England. Gatehouse Road is a low-cost housing scheme that is part of a series of regeneration plans for underused sites owned by the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. Currently the site is occupied by […]

World’s tallest shipping-container building to be built in London

Patalab Architecture has won approval to build a nine-storey office block from shipping containers, which will be the world’s tallest building made from the modular structures. When built, the office block in Whitechapel, east London, will be 26-metres-high plus a lift overrun. This will make it taller than the Freitag Store in Zurich – the current tallest building made from […]

Dixon Jones designs sculptural shipping-container building for Edinburgh

Architecture studio Dixon Jones and sculptor David Mach have collaborated on a proposal for an event space and marketing suite in Edinburgh, which will be made from a stack of bright red shipping containers. Named Mach1, the sculptural building will be located in an undeveloped section of the Edinburgh Park business district to showcase Dixon Jones‘ […]

TRS Studio envisions shipping containers as affordable housing in Peru

Two shipping containers are joined together and topped by an angular polycarbonate extension in this conceptual design for low-cost housing by Peruvian firm TRS Studio. TRS Studio designed the speculative dwellings for communities that struggle with housing issues and lack resources to devote to buying construction materials. The studio uses Peruvian town Pachacutec, a small […]

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