© 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
Limits can be liberating, as this cool retreat in Sri Lanka shows. It is built from materials found on and around the building site, including a pair of cargo containers and the deconstructed remnants of old wooden weapons boxes.
via Shipping Container Cabana: Found-Objects Jungle Retreat | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.