This book explores the innovative new ways in which architects are using shipping containers to create affordable and sustainable projects. Shipping containers were designed to provide an economically viable way to store and transport goods over long distances in watertight conditions. Their dimensions were internationally standardized, particularly in terms of height and the shape of the enclosure itself. These standardized dimensions - as well as being economic and secure - also happen to be almost perfect in terms of human scale, meaning they are entirely appropriate for designing habitable spaces. Filled with full-colour illustrations, this volume presents a selection of the latest creations with shipping containers, designed by architect studios worldwide, starting from small room for guests, to residential complexes, and even shelters, shops and apartment buildings.
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