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A Shipping Container Participates in the High Flying Act ‘Origami’

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A dance festival in London is using a folding shipping container in an act called ‘Origami’. Shipping containers have made a bit of an impact on the world’s aesthetics. Their appearance has come to represent industry and trade which, at one level, should be hidden away unseen but have, in fact, come to be celebrated….

A Shipping Container Full of Beer? That’ll Do Fine, Cheers!

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Iceland has the peculiar honour of having more American tourists visit the country every year than its entire national population. The idea then that the US Maine Brewer’s Guild should send a shipping container with 78 types of beer to a beer festival in Iceland this summer isn’t as silly as you might think… Wait…

The Tiny House Movement in Australia: Better Homes in Shipping Containers?

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Could a shipping container ‘tiny house’ be a solution for someone seeking a place of their own in Australia? Over this longer article we will look at the tiny house movement in the country, and examine the ins and outs of moving into a small shipping container home. House prices – ouch! Australia’s cities are…

US Military Gets into Shipping Container Building Construction

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Militaries the world over love to construct buildings that are cheap, sturdy, and can be thrown up in minimal time. It is of little surprise, therefore, that they have recently discovered the benefits of repurposing shipping containers for their buildings. Shipping containers are very durable, can take a lot of weight and, thanks to being…

Mirrored Shipping Container Building Reflects the World

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A shipping container that celebrates the world around it? Shipping containers can be quite jarring to look at. Built for the purpose of shipping goods around the world and lasting through freezing and violent ocean storms, let’s face it they weren’t built to be beautiful. Yet their functionality and industrial appearance has enabled people to…

General Rules to Observe When Designing Your Shipping Container Home

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Here at Gateway Gazette we have shown some fantastic pieces of shipping container architecture. However, almost every single one of those buildings have had to get past their local council. Without getting too bogged down in detail, this article sets out some general rules to observe when designing your shipping container home, wherever you live…

Shipping Container Missile Systems: A Sneaky, Scary New Concept…

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Imagine this: a rogue state has started causing security concerns to Israel or Russia. The rogue state has sophisticated weapon systems and air defence systems that make traditional punishment strikes by the air force difficult. A container ship travels innocuously off the coast of the rogue state, and its top stack of containers open their…

Detroit’s Shipping Container Restaurant Complex: Good Food, No Chains….

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Chain food restaurants and eateries that claim to cook multiple cuisines both have something in common – the food is OK but often nothing to write home about. A trio of entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan have come up with a solution to this – a shipping container complex of local restaurants serving their own specialised…

How Shipping Containers Changed the World

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As you read this, more than 20 million shipping containers are plying the world’s oceans. We see them everywhere, whether as rusting storage sheds, beautiful mansions or on the highways and motorways of the world as they go from customer to seaport. Less than a lifetime ago, shipping containers were only a concept, yet due…