Christopher Nogry Expands Living Space with Shipping Containers

 - Apr 1, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: archdaily & mocoloco
Used shipping containers are an unusual source for home-building materials, but architect Christopher Nogry has made good use of them. This shipping container architecture is located in France. The containers were used to build an addition to a pre-existing structure.

The containers aren't particularly pretty, but they are functional and modern. They're also fun. The shipping container architecture was photographed by Stéphane Chalmeau.

Implications - The rise of environmentalism has inspired designers all over the world to search for ways to repurpose old or underused structures such as shipping containers. The durability and industrial aesthetic of these storage vessels is perfect for the architecture world, and shipping containers are now a component of many modern additions.