Earlier this week this shipping container cluster caught my eye on dezeen. Whilst it is only a concept (the agency closed before the project could be realised), I thought it was a pretty interesting way to re-think the use of shipping containers.
With the premium on space and the extortionate prices it seems that shipping containers may be an increasingly popular option for Londoners. Whether to live in or work in.
There are plenty dotted about London too. If you live here and want to whet your shipping container appetite you can check out Boxpark shopping complex in Shoreditch. Of course there’s also Wahaca on the Southbank. Or the container city in Trinity Buoy Wharf. In fact, definitely take a good look around their site – they have done loads of interesting shipping container projects.
The sustainability aspect and the potential for creative transformation totally appeal to me. It got me thinking that there must be plenty of inspiration out there so I did a bit of research, you can see what I found below.
A slick train station in Norway.
An art studio in NY.
This office in County Derry. The cladding transforms the exterior from being obviously a shipping container.
And this mixed use building in Japan. Found here.