The SushiBOX Restaurant brings Japan's reputation for excellent space efficiency to the downtown core of Austin, Texas.
The compact eatery fits snugly inside a 20' shipping container that has three sides, which can unfold to create open awnings. Because it was built on a trailer chassis, the SushiBOX restaurant is also potentially mobile, but for now the remarkable (and insulated!) and efficient establishment has no plans to relocate.
Implications - The SushiBOX Restaurant was able to open up shop without causing any greenhouse gasses because the business chose to recycle. Using a shipping container as a restaurant is not only eco-friendly, but has the ability to attract many people because of its uniqueness.