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From Industrial Box Coffee Shops to On-Demand Housing

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Aug 12, 2012
The rise in popularity of shipping container concepts underscores our competitive and quick-changing society in which companies, housing and art space have to constantly adapt.

Shipping containers are the new space for anything from coffee shops to furniture stores. The temporary nature of these shops is a valuable aspect of the business model. An element of exclusivity and time-sensitivity is the novelty aspect that attracts people to the shop. The flexibility that comes with temporary locations increases consumer accessibility to products or services.

The shipping container wins in terms of practically, as idle shipping containers can be repurposed for tangible use and the industrial look is both mod and rad in contemporary design circles.