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Drivelines Studios 7 Storey Shipping Container Complex in Johannesburg

Drivelines Studios 7 Storey Shipping Container Complex in Johannesburg

The South African city of Johannesburg has the world’s biggest inland port where container based traffic travels across Africa and onward to the rest of the world. Why not then celebrate this with a seven storey working / living complex made of up-cycled shipping containers? Drivelines Studios Designed and engineered by US Naples based LOT-EK…

Shipping Container Venue X-Cargo Helps Make Brisbane a Foodie’s Paradise

Shipping Container Venue X-Cargo Helps Make Brisbane a Foodie’s Paradise

In August last year a shipping container eating and drinking hub called X-Cargo opened in Brisbane. The new site both goes head to head with the city’s Eat Street and supports the city in becoming a foodie’s paradise.  X-Cargo Originally planned for opening in 2017 but delayed due to objections from local residents in Fortitude…

Sustainable Container Architecture For A Thailand School

Sustainable Container Architecture For A Thailand School

Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, International Sustainable Developmental Studies Institute (ISDSI) practised what it preached when it built its new campus – it chose to recycle shipping containers and reuse all the off-cut metal.  The school teaches American students about sustainability in the economy, so had to prove its point with the very classrooms in…

Power Turtle Repurposed Shipping Container Provides Power For Off-Grid Communities

Power Turtle Repurposed Shipping Container Provides Power For Off-Grid Communities

The Power Turtle repurposed shipping container system is pretty cool! It’s a shipping container power system for off-grid communities to boost local economies, connect people to the Web and power schools. James van der Walt seeds micro-generation South African James van der Walt came up with the idea in 2014, where a 3kW solar array sits…

Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

A community project in a depressed town in Tasmania is using repurposed shipping containers to help build the community out of poverty.  One in four people in Break O’Day, Tasmania live below the poverty line. With this comes high rates of social exclusion, mental health problems and a lack of direction for the town’s kids….

Running Horse Wines Container Cellar Door Celebrates Landscape and Wine

Running Horse Wines Container Cellar Door Celebrates Landscape and Wine

Just 157km north of Sydney, the Running Horse Wines is a shipping container cellar door that helps visitors celebrate the astounding landscape in which the vines grow, as well as enjoying the wines themselves.  Vineyard owner David Fromberg started out as a jockey but as the years went on found it harder and harder to…

Sydney National Museum ‘Container’ Exhibition Goes on Tour

Sydney National Museum ‘Container’ Exhibition Goes on Tour

Did you know that 99% of trade into and out of Australia comes by shipping container?  Celebrating this, the National Maritime Museum has sent its ‘Container’, shipping container exhibition on tour around the country after its initial spell at the Sydney National Maritime Museum. People in Wollongong can now pay a visit to the six,…

Batemans Bay Container Home: Super Cheap Need Not Be Super Ugly!

Batemans Bay Container Home: Super Cheap Need Not Be Super Ugly!

Shipping container construction can mean that you get considerably more bang for your buck than a traditional housing construction system. The Batemans Bay shipping container holiday home on Australia’s south coast is really a case in point – let’s have a look at the place.  Hiring a famous name architect can still be cheap Mona…