Shipping Containers

First Container
A bright blue shipping container sits in a vacant lot next to Eastern Market; the interior is decorated with leftover wood scraps. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, First Container opened its doors in May 2013. It’s a prototype and teaser from...
Garson Yu: The Interactive New York (T.I.N.Y.)
As the founder and creative director of yU+co, a renowned LA-based studio specialized in film title sequences, Garson Yu knows a thing or two about telling a story in a matter of minutes. Yu's creative expertise usually graces the silver screen...
First Container: Collision Works Story Box
We've seen several creative applications for shipping containers in the past, and the fact remains that these steel structures are unparalleled in terms of durability and availability for a recycled building material. Friend of CH Shel Kimen has...
Cool Hunting Videos Presents: Aether SF
As longtime fans of Aether's sophisticated line of outerwear, we jumped at the chance to visit their first brick and mortar retail location. The recently opened San Francisco shop is uniquely constructed from three shipping containers, and is now...
The Fish Farm
by Anton Crone Among a number of sustainability initiatives underway in the townships of Cape Town, one of the most innovative we've discovered is "The Fish Farm," a patented micro-intensive farm in a 40-foot shipping container. Containers have...
Total Office Design
Focused on the intelligent collaborations between architects and interior designers, Total Office Design explores contemporary workplaces that are as visually striking as they are functional. The book categorizes the offices by budget—small...
Not Just A Container
Located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Street mall, the upcoming Dekalb Market will be home to a food market and incubator farm, restaurants, work-sell shops, a performance venue and more. One of the spaces dreamed up to enclose all...
Adam Kalkin: Shipping Container Architecture
Would you live in a shipping container? Until firms like Lot-ek, retailers like Freitag and architect Adam Kalkin started turning them into chic examples of creative re-use some years back, most wouldn't consider the question seriously. Kalkin...