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Inspiring Shipping Container Home Designs


Building a home using a shipping container can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish. Since the basic units that will make up the rooms in your new home are already pre-built, all that is really left is to decide how to assemble them.

Clinic Built From a Repurposed Shipping Container


Building Trust International recently announced the winners of the 2014 Moved To Care competition. The competition called for a solution for providing healthcare in rural areas of Asia, and the student winner of the competition was Christopher Knitt of the University of Wisconsin for his design of Reflex, a clinic made from a repurposed shipping container that can easily be deployed anywhere.

Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Architecture


Building homes using shipping containers has been all the rage lately and few can deny that these structures lend themselves very well to building sustainable, cozy and unique homes.

Discarded Cigarette Butts can be Recycled into Energy Storage Devices


Cigarette butts are one of the most haphazardly discarded items, and an estimated 766,571 metric tons of them end up deposited into the environment each year across the globe.

Year Long Study of Net-Zero Energy Home Completed Successfully


It has now been a year since the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) in Washington DC has been built and its energy harvesting capabilities began to be monitored.

10 Ways to Use Shipping Containers as Homes


In the last few years, it’s been well-established that shipping containers make awesome, trendy and eco-friendly homes.

The First European LEED Platinum Home


The LEED Platinum for homes rating is quite rare. In fact, the recently completed Italian BioCasa 82 is the first home in Europe to receive this high rating.

Affordable Modular Shipping Container Homes


The modular homebuilders Avante Developments of Edmonton, Canada unveiled their newest offering at this year’s K-Days fair.

New Way of Cooling Solar Cells


A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of coating, which will allow solar cells to cool themselves.

Shipping Container Architecture Helping to Solve Homelessness


The ease of using shipping containers to build homes, and the speed with which such homes can be constructed makes them a prime choice when developing housing for the homeless.

Eco-Hotel Made of Bamboo


Bamboo is proving to be a great addition to the sustainable architecture arsenal and this tree house design, developed by the collective Penda of Beijing proves it yet again.

Urban Farm Made of Shipping Containers


The Hive-Inn City Farm is a concept developed by OVA studios, which aims to bring vertical farming to New York City.

Ricola’s Headquarters Now Made of Mud


It’s always nice to see large companies acting responsibly and it is even nicer to see them building their business headquarters sustainably.

Awesome Shipping Container Homes in New York City


The stackable nature of shipping containers allows them to be used, among other things, to build homes in very small spots.

Sustainable San Francisco Home is Turning Green


Not long ago the San Francisco firm Fougeron Architecture designed and built a high-end home along the Northern California coastline.

The SpaTap Portable Shower is Super Simple and Super Smart


One of the problems faced by anyone trying to live a simple and sustainable life is certainly trying to conserve as much water as possible without sacrificing hygiene.

Cross Shaped Shipping Container Home


The Georgia-based architect Dachi Papuashvili recently shared his plans to construct a tiny home using two shipping containers.

A Contemporary Passive House Built in the Northwest


The Artisans Group, an architecture firm based in Washington State recently designed a passive family home in the Northwest region of the country.

A Bar Made of Shipping Containers Opens in Austin


The Container Bar, so named because it is made entirely of recycled shipping containers has recently opened its doors in Austin, Texas.

Tiny Homes for the Homeless Made of Salvaged and Recycled Materials


Artist Gregory Kloehn has been quietly addressing the problem of homelessness in Oakland by building a number of unique, tiny homes for the homeless using repurposed and salvaged materials.


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