© studio bauhaus, ryuji inoue via designboom
It is all very odd. You wouldn’t build a kindergarten out of old shipping containers, since they are covered in the most toxic of paints designed to last years on the ocean. You wouldn’t take new shipping containers because any argument about environmental responsibility is out the window; there is far more steel in them than is actually needed.
Source: More on what’s wrong with shipping container architecture: Everything. : TreeHugger
Owners Paul and Nick built the off-grid store by collecting construction waste, discarded goods and reclaimed materials and then took the entire thing off-grid using four 250-watt solar panels.
via ANIAN is a totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
To meet Johannesburg’s rising need for affordable student housing, property developer Citiq has set a new watermark for utterly cray-cray adaptive projects, stacking brightly painted shipping containers atop and around a row of disused grain silos and offering them up to students on the cheap.
via Yes, Some Students Live in Shipping Containers Atop Old Silos – Globe Trotting – Curbed National.