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The Life of a Shipping Container from Creation to Re-use

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Shipping containers can last for decades. Some of the ones that were first made in the 1960s when the standardised ’20 Foot Equivalent Unit’ (TEU) was first devised are still sitting where they were left many years ago. There is a well-known oversupply of shipping containers around the world because they can be made so cheaply,…

Shipping Container Libraries – Making Books Accessible Across the World

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What do books and shipping containers have in common? When you think of shipping containers, images of large steel boxes being loaded and unloaded at shipping ports by monstrous cranes immediately spring to mind. But can you imagine these structures being used as libraries and reading places for children all over the world? While architecture…