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37 Architectural Shipping Container Uses

From Upcycled Sports Centers to Deliverable Pre-Fab Homes

— July 20, 2018 — Eco
The convenience and affordability of shipping container use for architectural projects are strongly exemplified in this inclusive list that boasts 37 examples of innovative business opportunities and residential dwellings. From retail spaces and compact housing units to quaint cafe establishments and staffless gym facilities, the shipping container use within the industry has been utilized to the heights of creative thought.

The appeal of the upcycled material is generated by a few features. For one, the prefabricated quality of the containers allows developers to cut costs and enjoy an efficient installment of the facility. Secondly, the modular aesthetic and high flexibility rates allow the structure to adapt to various uses. Thirdly, the overall compact design causes the shipping container to seamlessly fit the plot of even the most limited of sites.
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Pitch-Black Theatrical Performances
Pitch-Black Theatrical Performances
The Plays by 'Darkfield' Unfold in Rooms without Light
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Shipping Container Stadiums
Shipping Container Stadiums
The Ras Abu Aboud Stadium Can Be Taken Apart After the Match
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Mobile Sportswear Boutiques
Mobile Sportswear Boutiques
Needs & Wants Studios Refurbished a Shipping Container to Sell Apparel
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Repurposed Garden Offices
Repurposed Garden Offices
Architect Created Industrial Garden Offices from Shipping Containers
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Dedicated Avocado Museums
Dedicated Avocado Museums
'The Cado' is a Pop-Up Museum Solely Dedicated to California Avocados
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Dump Truck-Inspired Homes
Dump Truck-Inspired Homes
Budi Pradono's 'Clay House' is Topped With a Titled Shipping Container
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Robotic Public Spaces
Robotic Public Spaces
The MacArthur Annex is Built Out of Used Shipping Containers
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Shipping Container-Themed Retailers
Shipping Container-Themed Retailers
The Kagiso Store Features a Casual, Rustic Wooden Aesthetic
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Pop-Up Sandal Shops
Pop-Up Sandal Shops
The Pop-Up Birkenstock Store is Located Inside a Shipping Container
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Shipping Container Nightclubs
Shipping Container Nightclubs
Rabih Geha Architects Created a Dark Nightclub in Beirut
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Shipping Container Backyard Bars
Shipping Container Backyard Bars
The Honomobar is a Small Bar That Can Be Built in Four Weeks
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Triangular Shipping Container Cafes
Triangular Shipping Container Cafes
Triangular Sky Cafe is Built from Recycled Materials
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Shipping Container Taco Shops
Shipping Container Taco Shops
Taco Bell Has Opened Its First Permanent Shipping Container Outpost
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Modern Shipping Container Abodes
Modern Shipping Container Abodes
The Wye River Container House is a Luxe Tiny Living Option
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Stacked Affordable Housing Solutions
Stacked Affordable Housing Solutions
Containerwerk Uses Containers for a Cost-Effective Initiative
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Shipping Container Cinemas
Shipping Container Cinemas
Scott Whitby Studio Used 1,000 Foam Pyramids to Make the Caution Cinema
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Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Papersmiths Shoreditch Occupies a Shipping Container at Boxcar Park
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Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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Staffless Gym Start-Ups
Staffless Gym Start-Ups
China's 'Supermonkey' Lets Gym-Goers Access a Workout Pod Via Their Phone
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Shipping Container Coffee Shops
Shipping Container Coffee Shops
Container Coffee Dublin Offers Caffeine from an Unique Source
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Shipping Container Developments
Shipping Container Developments
LA is Developing 84 Units of Affordable Housing
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Portable Sunglasses Boutiques
Portable Sunglasses Boutiques
The Grove’s Ray Ban Popup Resembles a Revamped Shipping Container
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Shipping Container Athletic Stores
Shipping Container Athletic Stores
The Nike Pop-Up in Rio Was Created with an Industrial Aesthetic
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Upcycled Sports Centers
Upcycled Sports Centers
The Halsskov Water Sports Center Uses Upcycled Goods to Create Fun Spaces
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Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
Mb Architecture Created a Shipping Container Structure for a College
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Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
Bogotá's Globant Office Features Quirky Design Elements
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Shipping Container Hotels
Shipping Container Hotels
Studio Edwards Uses a Trio of Containers for Weekend Getaways
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Upcycled Shipping Container Pools
Upcycled Shipping Container Pools
Modpools Makes Above-Ground Pools and Jacuzzis
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Shipping Container Suites
Shipping Container Suites
'Poshtel' Pop-Ups Will Be Available for Rent Through Airbnb
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Artistic Shipping Container Cafes
Artistic Shipping Container Cafes
The Shreebs Popup Cafe Features a Graffiti-Clad Store Front
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Low-Cost Start-Up Hubs
Low-Cost Start-Up Hubs
Julius Taminiau & Carl Turner Architects Made a Shipping Container Village
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Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
The Garnet Hill Shop is Housed in an Old Shipping Container
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Futuristic Container Homes
Futuristic Container Homes
This Joshua Tree Residence is Made Out of Multiple Shipping Containers
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Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Tempohousing Nigeria Repurposes Old Shipping Containers
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Deliverable Pre-Fab Homes
Deliverable Pre-Fab Homes
MODS International Partnered with Amazon to Offer Pre-Fab Homes Online
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Tiny House Hotel Suites
Tiny House Hotel Suites
The Flophouze Hotel Features Rooms Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
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Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
The Spout Coffee Company is Made Up of Two Shipping Containers
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