Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aprisa Mexican - Portland, OR, - Shipping Container Restaurant

Aprisa Mexican - Portland, OR, - Shipping Container Restaurant


Aprisa is a new concept in quick casual Mexican dining. Aprisa is a drive through or walk up restaurant offering the highest quality in fast food Mexican cuisine.
Aprisa is a socially and environmentally responsible company. Our concept in business is to make the least impact on the environment as possible.Our locations will be made from recycled shipping containers. We encourage and will participate in recycling our waste.

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http://www.aprisacuisine.com







Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Building Lab Inc - Oakland, CA - Shipping Container Office Space

Building Lab Inc - Oakland, CA - Shipping Container Office Space


When Oakland designer and builder Stephen Schoup’s firm, building Lab Inc, grew too big for his old backyard workshop, he thought long and hard on how to increase his workspace in a sustainable way.
After much deliberation, he settled on an L-shaped shipping container office space where he could incorporate many of the leftover materials and supplies he had laying around.
The newly created backyard office balances the warehouse-style home and creates a charming courtyard in between.
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http://buildinglab.com/








Thursday, May 24, 2012

Narongdej Nilapat - Aonang Krabi Thailand - Container Home

Narongdej Nilapat - Aonang Krabi Thailand - Container Home

A beautifully designed container home, with incredible backdrop.
Built from a mixture of 20 ft shipping container and 40 ft shipping container by architect Narongdej Nilapat who has created a very elegant and well designed container home.

http://nncontainerhome.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/container-home-aonang-krabi-thailand/

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UpCycle Living - Arizona - Phoenix Addition, Container Home

UpCycle Living - Arizona - Phoenix Addition, Container Home 3 x 40 ft containers

Description: This project started with a client’s need for more space in their two bedroom 1950s ranch-style home. When a desire for high-design did not fit their budget, modified shipping containers were used to build an addition that would contain a 900 sq. ft. master suite. Accessed via a short hallway from the existing masonry home, the space opens to reveal a large bedroom, walk-in closets, and an open bath. The ends of the containers have been removed and filled with glazing to allow for ample natural light. The clients were able to get the space they needed while keeping a simple modern aesthetic which compliments the existing structure.

http://upcycleliving.com/projects/9

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects - Coromandel, New Zealand - Container House

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects - Coromandel, New Zealand - Container House


This container house captures the beautiful simplicity of living with nature. Natural timber provides a seamless connection to its surroundings.
Designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, this unique holiday home can be easily boxed up when not in use. A simple mechanism opens the deck upon arrival.
The house has a simple rectangular open plan that extends the interior space to the outside and the ocean beyond.

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects




Sunday, May 20, 2012

Container Solutions India - Bangalore - Single Container Home

Container Solutions India - Bangalore - Container Home

 The possibilities are enormous for customization, right from the entrance door to the shape and size of windows. In this unit, we have preferred to have plenty of ventilation owing to one big 6ft X 4ft window and two small windows(6ft X 1ft vertical window and 2ft diameter circular window). The door is the in-built container door. A sliding glass-cum-mosquito mesh door is provided as an additional door. All the windows have glass-cum-mosquito mesh panels The interior includes an air conditioner, a refrigerator, a TV, a Bunk Bed, a Wardrobe, a Kitchen table(which doubles up as a storage unit), a Sink and couple of shelves. With all these furnishings, there is still plenty of room in the container for moving around and space for a small study table. Home without a balcony is incomplete, well this container home, comes with one of its kind. Balcony adds enormous space to the container home. It is a perfect sit-out for evening tea and nothing beats the pleasure of lying idly in the hammock strung between the poles of the balcony. Apart from adding extra space, balcony acts as an insulator as well by not letting the sun hit the metal sheets directly, which considerably lowers the inside temperature during the summer time

 http://containersolutionsindia.blogspot.com.au/








Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Karmod - Istanbul, Turkey - Single Container Home


Karmod - Istanbul, Turkey - Single Container Home


Another usage of containers used as a building construction model is home-purpose usage. Being manufactured with modern manufacturing system nowadays, container houses are highly preferred with its well insulated safe structure, short-time manufacturing, possibility of usage in four seasons, long service life, and also its price.
Containers that are manufactured in modern Karmod manufacturing facilities are manufactured as ready-to-use from doors to windows, from electric installation to water installation, from floor coverings to WC & shower units. Manufactured within a short-time and delivered as suitable to any climate condition, Karmod container houses are under warranty of Karmod's after-sale services against manufacturing and assembly faults.


http://www.prefabricatedbuildings.eu/container-homes.html 




Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Karmod - Istanbul, Turkey - Container Home

Karmod - Istanbul, Turkey - Container Home


Another usage of containers used as a building construction model is home-purpose usage. Being manufactured with modern manufacturing system nowadays, container houses are highly preferred with its well insulated safe structure, short-time manufacturing, possibility of usage in four seasons, long service life, and also its price.
Containers that are manufactured in modern Karmod manufacturing facilities are manufactured as ready-to-use from doors to windows, from electric installation to water installation, from floor coverings to WC & shower units. Manufactured within a short-time and delivered as suitable to any climate condition, Karmod container houses are under warranty of Karmod's after-sale services against manufacturing and assembly faults.


http://www.prefabricatedbuildings.eu/container-homes.html








Monday, May 7, 2012

Quik Build - Bernardsville, NJ - Shipping Container Home

Quik Build - Bernardsville, NJ - Shipping Container Home

The Quik House is a prefabricated kit house designed by Adam Kalkin from recycled shipping containers. It has three bedrooms and two and one-half baths in its 2,000 square foot plan. The shell assembles within one day at your site, you will have a fully enclosed building. From start to finish, it should take no longer than three months to complete your house.

http://www.quik-build.com/index.htm




Thursday, May 3, 2012

Whitecrate, Norton Motorcycles - UK - Shipping Container Display

Whitecrate, Norton Motorcycles - UK - Shipping Container Display

At the end of a very busy week last week, our designer Luke put the finishing touches on our latest concept for Norton Motorcycles, creating a fantastic and innovative live marketing structure and platform  from which they can store product and transport to any destination for exhibition, merchandising and many more uses!







Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Demand for Shipping Containers

I was searching eBay looking at what shipping containers were available, and the one thing I noticed is how the pricers have increased.

An average good condition 20 ft shipping container on eBay is selling between $2500 and $3000,

There are some less expensive selections on offer at around $2000 for a 20 foot shipping container, but if  your selection is to re purpose as a shipping container home then selecting a good condition container to start with is essential.
This nice 20 ft shipping container was on eBay

The 40 ft Shipping Containers offer a better value for money coming at around $3000 to $3500, but your transportation cost will also be much higher.

My thoughts on the forty foot container is they are great if you have good access and lots of moveable space, otherwise their size makes them extremely difficult to move around.
Imagine this trailer making its way up your driveway?

One concern to take in to consideration when making a purchase is its location. You might find a really good deal on eBay for a shipping container in Florida, but having it delivered or collecting yourself when you live in Idaho will add a considerable amount to the cost.

At least with a twenty foot container a smaller truck can deliver or you can use a farm tractor or other means to move it.
Purpose built crane on the truck
Also I think with a little creation you could weld some axles and tow bar to turn a 20 Foot shipping container in to a trailer.
Shipping Container trailer concept 


This would be great as a moveable work site office and accommodation.
It would also help eliminate some of the building regulations by making it a non permanent home on your land.
be interested to here if anyone has thoughts or experience on that?

Anyway take a look, I noticed a couple of companies had over 20, 20ft shipping containers for sale!
Take a look at the Shipping containers on eBay