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Are Shipping Container Prisons A Good Idea?

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Let’s look at prisons made out of shipping containers. Those who live a crime free life, with their biggest rebellion having three glasses of wine over dinner instead of just one, may think that prisons should be hellholes for people to rot in. There’s a problem with that – people don’t reform in adverse situations….

Energy Efficient Cocoon Shipping Container Home

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A Greek company, working in conjunction with a natural fibre mattress manufacturer, has developed a 40ft shipping container home that is energy efficient. Cocoon has the container homes on sale for US$65,000 per unit, though if you wish to have more than one container in your block / blocks you should contact the company to discuss…

German International School Sydney Uses Shipping Container Classrooms

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The thought of a shipping container classroom might make you think of something austere and industrial – perhaps something for a state school that’s really strapped for cash? The German International School Sydney (GISS) has developed teaching spaces that would make rival schools jealous. This is shipping container repurposing with real style. GISS background The GISS…

Container Mall Developers Hope to Regenerate Centre of Newcastle, UK

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Could a shipping container mall revive the centre of Newcastle in England? Nearly every city in the world has a carbuncle of derelict land near their centres where antisocial behaviour reigns and the general population avoids. The hope is that by having bars, restaurants and boutique shops in a currently struggling part of the former…

Shipping Container Farms in the Arctic?

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A box of tricks that stops malnutrition, tackles food poverty and creates jobs. A top end shipping container indoor farm can sell cheaper and better produce to Inuit villages than food flown in from urban centres in Canada. The problem Inuit communities face Isolated Inuit communities in the far north of Canada have a problem:…

Local Officialdom Meets Shipping Container Architecture

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Here at Gateway Container Sales we love shipping container architecture! Shipping containers are a quick, cheap, effective and environmentally sustainable way of building new homes. Not everyone thinks like us. Councils around the world are the ultimate arbiters of whether you will end up building your shipping container home, and sadly this won’t always happen….