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Shipping containers made available for business startups.

Over in UK’s North East comes news (via Journallive.co.uk) of a new shipping container business project: he complex at Hendon in Sunderland has been created from 37 shipping containers which had reached the end of their commercial life. The project by Newcastle-based Napper Architects is for SES (Sustainable Enterprise Strategies), a social enterprise firm which [...]

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Shipping container home examples

Shipping container home examples

Over at Yahoo they have a really nice article showing off a number of great shipping container home examples – from modern executive examples through to wooded retreats. Whilst we’re great advocates of shipping container homes – its nice to remind ourselves of what can be done using a container and a little planning – [...]

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Christchurch recover from earthquake using shipping containers

Christchurch recover from earthquake using shipping containers

Over at chron.com they have an excellent article on how in Christchurch, NZ they are recovering from recent earthquake by utilizing shipping container’s to rapidly recover damaged buildings providing store owners a chance to commence trading again much earlier that they would’ve been given standard build times of brick and motar properties From the article The mall, [...]

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Shipping container home examples

Shipping container home examples

If you are  new to shipping container homes or maybe looking for a little design inspiration then be sure to check out http://www.designbuzz.com feature on 10 recycled houses made from shipping containers.  There’s some interesting examples from single container guest lodge to more complicated (and visually stunning) multiple container ‘complex’s’. From Design Buzz These shipping containers can [...]

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San Francisco loft apartment featuring a shipping containers

San Francisco loft apartment featuring a shipping containers

http://www.homedit.com has a wonderful piece on Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan San Fran loft which has a rather unconventional guest room and office space-that’s right  shipping containers – when you’ve got over the initial question in your head of “how on earth did they get that in there” you can see its a fantastically functional idea that [...]

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Container home in Lille

Container home in Lille

http://www.mnn.com have a great report on Patrick Partouche’s 2,238-square-foot container home which has been built outside Lille. Using 8 containers the architect has produced a beautiful home. the home overlooks “a field with cows through a facade of glazed panels” — that was erected on a concrete foundation using eight 40-foot recycled shipping containers in just [...]

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