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75 Shipping Container Concepts

From Industrial Box Coffee Shops to On-Demand Housing

— August 12, 2012 — Autos
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.
6.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
74
Stripped-Down Structure Shoots
Stripped-Down Structure Shoots
Josef Schulz Takes Away Defining Features of Buildings in Photos
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73
Disappearing Buildings
Disappearing Buildings
The Nomadic Museum
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72
Industrial Box Bazaars
Industrial Box Bazaars
The Dekalb Market Becomes America's First Shipping Container Market
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71
Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
The Waldorf School of Orange County Gives New Meaning to Portables
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70
GPS-Tracked Globalization
GPS-Tracked Globalization
BBC Follows One Shipping Container's Journey
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69
Shipping Container Cameras
Shipping Container Cameras
Giant Photography Campaign to Promote the Samsung NX11 Camera
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68
Shipping Container Agriculture
Shipping Container Agriculture
Freight Farms Provides a Method of Fresh Produce in Cities
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67
False Lobbies
False Lobbies
Container Hall For Urban Delinquents
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66
100-Story Sandwich Shops
100-Story Sandwich Shops
Shipping Container Subway Store Rises to the Occasion at Ground Zero
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65
Shipping Container Furniture Sets
Shipping Container Furniture Sets
Pro Forma is Inspired by Airplane Cargo Containers
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64
Industrial Box Workouts
Industrial Box Workouts
Reebok 'The Sport of Fitness Has Arrived' Campaign Promotes CrossFit
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63
Push Button Homes
Push Button Homes
Quik House by Adam Kalkin
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62
Virtual Accident Gawking
Virtual Accident Gawking
Truckspills
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61
Nestle Chocolate Museum
Nestle Chocolate Museum
Sweet Mexican Factory
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60
Up- Cycled Gallery Spaces
Up- Cycled Gallery Spaces
The CABIN/ET Art Gallery Turns Old Container Eco- Friendly
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59
Guerrilla Fashion Shop
Guerrilla Fashion Shop
Comme Des Garcons in Poland
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58
Trailer Collages
Trailer Collages
This 'Self-Contained' Sculpture by Michael Johanssons is Tetris-Esque
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57
Shipping Container Cabinets
Shipping Container Cabinets
Sandra Mulder's Pandora is Indestructible and Industrial
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56
Dumpster Pools
Dumpster Pools
Manhattan Beats the Heat with Unconventional Swimming Spots
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55
Tetris-Inspired Libraries
Tetris-Inspired Libraries
Contertainer is a Health and Learning Center for the Public
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54
Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
The Lotto Turm in Stuttgart is Made of 55 Shipping Containers
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53
Pop-Up Shopping Centers
Pop-Up Shopping Centers
Boxpark Mall is the First Mall Made from Shipping Containers
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52
Shipping Container Lairs
Shipping Container Lairs
Casa El Tiamblo by James and Mau Arquitectura is Not an Average Home
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51
Shipping Container Art Schools
Shipping Container Art Schools
Lot-Ek Redesigns Container Building for Korean Art School
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50
Storage-Made Stages
Storage-Made Stages
Stefan Beese Uses Shipping Containers to Make a Concert Venue
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49
Mobile Freight Lodges
Mobile Freight Lodges
The 'Snoozebox Portable Hotel' Takes Three Days to Build
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48
Eco Emergency Campers
Eco Emergency Campers
Module Soterias Combine into Trailer Parks and Temporary Towers
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47
Urbanized Organic Food Stores
Urbanized Organic Food Stores
'The Farmery' will Make Agriculture Urban
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46
Shipping Container Workplaces (UPDATE)
Shipping Container Workplaces (UPDATE)
Distill Studio 'Box Office' Makes Businesses Green
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45
Impromptu Urban Markets
Impromptu Urban Markets
Stockbox Grocers Create Petite City-Friendly Food Stores
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44
Hip Modular Housing
Hip Modular Housing
Container City
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43
Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
This Ultra-Industrial Sales Office is True to its Material
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42
Collapsible Shipping Containers
Collapsible Shipping Containers
Cargoshell Containers Fold to a Quarter the Size
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41
Interim Industrial Eateries
Interim Industrial Eateries
The Softroom 'Wahaca Southbank Experiment' is Time Sensitive
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40
Shipping Container Architecture
Shipping Container Architecture
The Freitag Store Brings New Light to Upcycling
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39
Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Christopher Nogry Expands Living Space with Shipping Containers
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38
Shipping Container Parks
Shipping Container Parks
LOT-EK to Turn Pier 57 in NYC into an Eco, Open-Air Attraction
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37
Shipping Container Theatres
Shipping Container Theatres
Platoon Kunsthalle is an Eco-Friendly Space for Artistic Works
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36
Adaptable Container Abodes
Adaptable Container Abodes
James Green's Eco-Pak House is Modular & Sustainable
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35
Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
Truth Box Architects Break Ground on Providence Eco Design
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34
Shipping Container Doll Houses
Shipping Container Doll Houses
The M112 Pod Miniatures Teach Children Green Living
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33
Shipping Container Sports Stores
Shipping Container Sports Stores
Puma's Pop-Up Shop Arrives in NYC for the World Cup
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32
Steel Box Architecture
Steel Box Architecture
OceanScope Observatory is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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31
Senior Shipping Container Homes
Senior Shipping Container Homes
Entry 7455 is Designed for Elderly Residents of the Big Easy
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30
Container Condos
Container Condos
Metal Shutter House in New York
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29
Freight-Hauled Homes
Freight-Hauled Homes
The Patrick Partouche 'Container House' is Modernly Made of Eight Pieces
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28
Gold-Plated Pop-Up Bars
Gold-Plated Pop-Up Bars
Andreas Strauss Makes Mobile Food a Little More Luxe
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27
Conflicting Crate Apartments
Conflicting Crate Apartments
Smak Shipping Container Condos House Opposing Eco Habits
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26
Tilted Cargo Crate Construction
Tilted Cargo Crate Construction
ECORRE Complex Revolutionizes Recycled Building
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25
Repurposed Eco-Homes
Repurposed Eco-Homes
The Studio H:T Shipping Container House is Compact
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24
On-Demand Housing
On-Demand Housing
Portable Shelter for Environmentally Conscientious Disaster Relief
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23
Pop-Up Shipping Container Nightclubs
Pop-Up Shipping Container Nightclubs
Aqua by Grandstand
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22
Nomad Bachelor Pads
Nomad Bachelor Pads
The Port-a-bach
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21
Shipping Container Party Venues
Shipping Container Party Venues
Boxman Studios' Solar-Powered Party Room is a Pop-Up Prefab Plaza
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20
Traditional Pizzeria Foodtrucks
Traditional Pizzeria Foodtrucks
Jon Darsky Del Popolo Delivers Pizza to the San Francisco Area
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19
Traveling Shipping Container Stores
Traveling Shipping Container Stores
Puma City Might Come to Your Town
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18
Shipping Container Workspaces
Shipping Container Workspaces
The Sugoroku Office by Daiken-Met Architects is Stacked Cargo Boxes
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17
Shipping Container Sushi Joints
Shipping Container Sushi Joints
The SushiBOX Restaraunt is an Eatery That Knows How to Pack it In
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16
Contained Living Anywhere
Contained Living Anywhere
Top 7 Shipping Container Houses
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15
Sustainable Container Eateries
Sustainable Container Eateries
Les Grandes Tables Offers an Eco-Friendly Dining Experience
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14
Industrial Box Coffee Shops
Industrial Box Coffee Shops
Starbucks Shipping Container Location Opens in Washington
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13
Container Houses
Container Houses
Habode (Follow-Up)
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12
Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
Studio MK27 Transforms Discarded Containers Into a Stacked Eco Home
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11
Highlife Container Housing
Highlife Container Housing
The Luxury Shipping Container Home is an Eco-Chic Small Space
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10
Shipping Container Housing
Shipping Container Housing
The Crossbox by CG Architects is Made from Recycled Shipping Crates
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9
Cozy Container Homes
Cozy Container Homes
Adam Kalkin's Old Lady House has Industrial Origins
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8
Post-Quake Container Houses
Post-Quake Container Houses
Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
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7
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
The Container Guest House is a Cozy and Eco-Friendly Home
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6
Shipping Container Hotels
Shipping Container Hotels
$20 Rooms at 41 Berangan Hotel for Credit Crunch Travel
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5
Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
Shipping Container Houses (Follow Up)
The Illy House Blooms in 90 Seconds
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4
Box-Car Living
Box-Car Living
Houses Made From Shipping Containers
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3
All Terrain Cabin
All Terrain Cabin
Life In A Shipping Container
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2
Shipping Container Cafes
Shipping Container Cafes
Montreal Muvbox Restaurant Serves Lobster & Pizza
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1
Miniature Urban Abodes
Miniature Urban Abodes
A Prefab 'MEKA ALP320' Home has Been Plunked in Downtown NYC
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