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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….

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…

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…

Could Shipping Container Farms Save Humanity?

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Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said in late 2016, there are two ‘fundamental paths’ humanity can take: “One is that we stay on Earth forever and then there will be an inevitable extinction event,” he said. “The alternative is to become a spacefaring civilisation, and a multi-planetary species.” Musk has taken the first step…

Mobile Shipping Container Classroom Teaches Children About Ocean Conservation

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Shipping containers are used in a variety of ways according to their strengths. In many cases, it comes down to the fact that they are a portable space, and this means that they can be repurposed into classrooms. They are secure as well, meaning that while moving the classroom around, organisations using them can keep…