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38 Re-Purposed Shipping Containers

From Shipping Container Tea Houses to Shipping Container Spas

— September 5, 2014 — Eco
Transforming something unappealing into a wonderfully contemporary structure, these re-purposed shipping containers are showcasing how a little imagination can instantly revitalize something old or unappreciated.

Traditionally used for storing and transporting large quantities of goods and materials, shipping containers are often regarded as a purely industrial type of equipment. A rise in sustainable living however has prompted retailers into utilizing these large industrial containers in more creative and unexpected ways. Helping to create an eco-friendly design aesthetic, these re-purposed shipping containers will no doubt have people on the street curious as to what these buildings have stored inside.

From modern homes that feature shipping container extensions to retailers and office spaces that integrate these industrial structures, these re-purposed containers will definitely add an unexpected touch to any ordinary structural space.
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Thematic-Centric Workspaces
Thematic-Centric Workspaces
The Grupo CP Office Focuses on City, Health and Automotive Concepts
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Post-Disaster Abodes
Post-Disaster Abodes
Garrison Architects Builds a Mock-up in Case of Emergencies
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36
Compartmentalized Sporting Centers
Compartmentalized Sporting Centers
The Diving Centre by Moko Architects Boasts Distincitve Design
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35
Shipping Container Tea Houses
Shipping Container Tea Houses
Atelier Y A O's Milk Tea & Pearl Shop Plays With Perception
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34
Sustainable Shipping Container Homes
Sustainable Shipping Container Homes
The Rhino Cubed Homes Are Elegant and Highly Energy-Efficient
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33
Shipping Container Entrances
Shipping Container Entrances
The Bravalla Festival Sees a Design by Karlsson & Bjork
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Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
The Waldorf School of Orange County Gives New Meaning to Portables
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Shipping Container Clinics
Shipping Container Clinics
This Mobile Health Center is Helping Impoverished Cambodian Communities
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30
Multipurpose Container Buildings
Multipurpose Container Buildings
Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Expands on a Shipping Container
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Upcycled Shipping Container Abodes
Upcycled Shipping Container Abodes
GM's Shipping Container House Will Recycle from Its Factories
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Shipping Container Bars
Shipping Container Bars
North Arrow Studio Set Up a Trendy New Hotspot Called 'Container Bar'
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Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Mills Junction from Citiq is Made from Old Silos
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Shipping Container Extensions
Shipping Container Extensions
Rose Park Residence Gets a Makeover by Dimitty Andersen Architects
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Sustainable Shipping Container Bridges
Sustainable Shipping Container Bridges
This Eco-Friendly Bridge is Also a Hot Spot for Tourists
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Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
The Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Hostel is Inspired by Life at Sea
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Shipping Container Terminals
Shipping Container Terminals
The Barneveld Noord Train Station Has a Simple but Strong Presence
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Shipping Container Eateries
Shipping Container Eateries
Los Sopranos by Pedro Scattarella Redefines Reclaimed Design
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21
Storage Unit Workspaces
Storage Unit Workspaces
The Office Space Design with Shipping Containers by Five AM is Compact
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20
Shipping Container Lairs
Shipping Container Lairs
Casa El Tiamblo by James and Mau Arquitectura is Not an Average Home
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19
Mobile Freight Lodges
Mobile Freight Lodges
The 'Snoozebox Portable Hotel' Takes Three Days to Build
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Shipping Container Headquarters
Shipping Container Headquarters
Room 11 Opted for a Meta Design for the Royal Wolf Company
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Shipping Palette Retailers
Shipping Palette Retailers
The CLAE Pop-Up Shop is Designed With Sustainability in Mind
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Shipping Container Workplaces (UPDATE)
Shipping Container Workplaces (UPDATE)
Distill Studio 'Box Office' Makes Businesses Green
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Sustainable Recycled Cities
Sustainable Recycled Cities
The Container City in Mexico is Made Entirely from Shipping Containers
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Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
This Ultra-Industrial Sales Office is True to its Material
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Shipping Container Spas
Shipping Container Spas
The SOAK Urban Bathhouse Serves Up Indulgence in a Sustainable Way
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12
Interim Industrial Eateries
Interim Industrial Eateries
The Softroom 'Wahaca Southbank Experiment' is Time Sensitive
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Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Christopher Nogry Expands Living Space with Shipping Containers
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10
Graffitied Shipping Container Homes
Graffitied Shipping Container Homes
The Architecture Firm ZeiglerBuild Designed This Abode
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Shipping Container Workspaces
Shipping Container Workspaces
Village Underground Lisboa Includes Shipping Containers for Rent
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Senior Shipping Container Homes
Senior Shipping Container Homes
Entry 7455 is Designed for Elderly Residents of the Big Easy
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Freight-Hauled Homes
Freight-Hauled Homes
The Patrick Partouche 'Container House' is Modernly Made of Eight Pieces
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Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
Affordable Shipping Container Abodes
The Alexander Street Project Gives People in Need Nice Homes
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Shipping Container Workspaces
Shipping Container Workspaces
The Sugoroku Office by Daiken-Met Architects is Stacked Cargo Boxes
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4
Sustainable Container Eateries
Sustainable Container Eateries
Les Grandes Tables Offers an Eco-Friendly Dining Experience
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3
Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
Studio MK27 Transforms Discarded Containers Into a Stacked Eco Home
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2
Cozy Container Homes
Cozy Container Homes
Adam Kalkin's Old Lady House has Industrial Origins
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Post-Quake Container Houses
Post-Quake Container Houses
Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
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