• Residential Building Made Out of 140 Upcycled Shipping Containers – South Africa

    New York and Italy-based architectural design studio LOT/EK has designed Drivelines Studios, a residential community in Johannesburg, for the South African company Propertuity.

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    New York and Italy-based architectural design studio LOT/EK has designed Drivelines Studios, a residential community in Johannesburg, for the South African company Propertuity. Made using 140 upcycled shipping containers, it is a 75,000-square-foot residential building that offers affordable rental accommodations in the populated city. The shipping container building is organized in V-shape, creating a triangular open yard...
  • Children’s Theatre in Cape Town is made from shipping containers – South Africa

    Guga S’Thebe Children’s Theatre in Cape Town South Africa is made from re-purposed shipping containers and recyclable materials

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    SYNOPSIS This project is part of a program where students from the Georgia Institute of Technology design and build an extension to Arts and Culture Centre Guga s’Thebe in Langa in South Africa in collaboration with two German Universities (RWTH Aachen University and PBSA Düsseldorf) and local architects (Carin Smuts, CS studio) under involvement of the...
  • Yaroslav Galant Designs a Rooftop Structure Made From Shipping Containers – Portugal

    The new structure was designed atop of an existing building and incorporates shipping containers into the project.

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    The Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia (Portuguese Football Club) hired Yaroslav Galant to design Clube 39, a space that includes offices, a flexible space, a museum, a restaurant, and an open terrace facing the field. The new structure was designed atop of an existing building and incorporates shipping containers into the project. The project consisted of many challenges to overcome,...
  • Coffee Lab By Ipanema Coffees – Brazil

    The Ipanema Coffees is a Brazilian company located in Minas Gerais, which produces and sells specialty coffees for the whole world.

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    The Ipanema Coffees is a Brazilian company located in Minas Gerais, which produces and sells specialty coffees for the whole world. Its employees assisted visitors and buyers in a small room at Fazenda Conquista. To better receive them, the owners decided to create a coffee lab – a place where tastings, classifications and coffee quality control take place – which was...
  • Tsai Design Studio’s Shipping Container Classroom – South Africa

    Let's be clear. The idea of recycling shipping containers as bespoke pieces of micro-architecture is by no means unique to Tsai Design Studio, but its...

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    Let’s be clear. The idea of recycling shipping containers as bespoke pieces of micro-architecture is by no means unique to Tsai Design Studio, but its Safmarine Container Project – real, built, and in use – is no less admirable as a result. The 39-foot (12-meter) long, 538-sq foot (50-sq m) container is living a second...
  • The Aesther Apparel retail store in San Francisco

    This right here is the first standalone retail store that Aesther Apparel launched in San Francisco.

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    This right here is the first standalone retail store that Aesther Apparel launched in San Francisco. It was designed by studio Envelope A&D and it’s made of three reclaimed shipping containers which are stacked and slightly cantilevered, giving the store a dynamic, geometric look. The staggered containers retain an industrial look but also have a fairly mainstream...
  • MALPYO Cosmetics Factory – South Korea

    Malpyo, a family business with a long history spanning over three generations, is expanding into the cosmetics sector.

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    Text description provided by the architects.  Malpyo, a family business with a long history spanning over three generations, is expanding into the cosmetics sector. URBANTAINER’s mission is to capture the spirit of the company’s transition to a modern and trend-oriented brand with the new company headquarter. The starting point for the design concept was to...
  • Etania Green School Beaufort, Sabah – East Malaysia

    In Sabah, Malaysia, many thousands of stateless children have become marginalised due to their legal status.

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    Text description provided by the architects.  In Sabah, Malaysia, many thousands of stateless children have become marginalised due to their legal status. These are mainly children of illegal or legal Indonesian migrant labourers.  The migrants come to Sabah to seek an income on the plantations so they can have a decent life. The Etania schools are learning...
  • Campus is Built From 22 Recycled Shipping Containers – Thailand

    The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking its own teachings to heart with the an eco-friendly campus crafted from 22 recycled shipping...

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    The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking its own teachings to heart with the an eco-friendly campus crafted from 22 recycled shipping containers. Now, the institute has a clear example when teaching students about the importance of upcycling and sustainability, plus plenty of space for educating on tree conservation, urban farming, waste management and more. As...
  • π-ville 99 Korea University, Seoul – South Korea

    Korea university’s π-ville 99 repurposes containers to expand student spaces in seoul.

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    Korea university’s π-ville 99 repurposes containers to expand student spaces in seoul. π-ville 99, designed by urban intensity architects is intended to provide additional areas for the univeristy, opening up a completely new type of atmosphere for students. the vacant lot neighboring the university was transformed into an innovative building made of recycled shipping containers. The designers intentionally used disposed containers...
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