Friday, September 30, 2011

Team China Tongji University, Y Container

Team China Tongji University, Y Container
Team China's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry, Y Container, combines six recycled shipping containers into a succinct, Y-shaped solar house. Y Container is easy to transport, assemble, and expand—providing the freedom to live anywhere with low costs and clean energy. It is a living house that can contain the energy, water, and plants required for an individual to enjoy an independent and natural lifestyle.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

King County, Washington, Camping Container Cabin.

 King County in Washington has about 26,000 acres of parks and open spaces with trails, trees, and streams.  To help people stay overnight in these areas, the county held a design competition -- Little Footprint, Big Forest. A converted 20 foot Shipping Contaier, ISBU was used to make a camping Cabin. Designed by Hybrid Architecture the wining design REtain.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Flagler College - St Agustine

Flagler College - St Agustine

A group of Flagler College students from the Free Enterprise student group has been working on a unique project – converting a shipping container into living space.

Flagler College Free Enterprise student group advisor, Donna DeLorenzo, says “the project started over a year ago when two students came up with ideas for converting waste material into homes.”
Link: Flagler College - St Agustine

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mr Box Container Café, Milton Keynes, U.K.

Mr Box Container Café, Milton Keynes, U.K.
Mr Box was asked by Milton Keynes gallery to produce a container to be used as a coffee bar to form part of the city's 40th anniversary celebrations. The open-sided container was painted a particular lime green and the interior decorated by artist Richard Woods with one of his signature, hand-painted Logo patterns. The Artist's mock timber pattern in black and white offers a visually arresting back drop to the fully functioning coffee bar.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Café Froebe, Linz, Austria

Café Froebe, Linz, Austria, very unusall hydraulic system to lift side and corner to reveal a cafe, more artsy than particle and wouldn't want to be under that if it failed?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Millions of Shipping Containers

How many Homes could you make with all these ISBU's Shipping Containers?

A truck drives into a shipping container area at Qingdao port in China’s manufacturing powerhouse, Shandong province.

Me dreaming of what I would do with all these containers?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MEKA ALP 320 custom built Container Homes Canada

MEKA buildings are very affordable because they are produced in our factory making them cost effective compared to conventional construction.

MEKAs are constructed in an enclosed facility, therefore weather is not a factor in the construction timeline. Material delivery fees are also out of the equation because an ample amount of material will always be available at our factory, as opposed to being delivered in limited quantities to the job site, nearly eliminating construction delays, and theft of building materials from the site.

MEKAs are priced lower than their site-built counterparts and are more cost-effective to builders and consumers

2 x 20ft ISBU high top containers, making a nice 16x20 feet home.