Architecture has always played an important role in human history. Not only is it a form of artistic expression, but it is also a manifestation of human progress. In this article we look at some examples of container architecture and see just what's possible with some creative vision.
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a massive shortage of containers, which has had a significant impact on global trade, slowing economic activity worldwide. We look at what exactly happened and how the shipping container crisis will likely end.
Buying a shipping container is an exciting project. While these boxes may not look like much, they are anything but simple. Since they are widely-available, sturdy, relatively cheap, airtight, and watertight, you can repurpose them into pretty much anything. Alternatively, they can be used as simple storage containers that can hold a lot of stuff and require little maintenance. However, before you go off and buy the first shipping container you find on the internet, know that there is a lot to consider if you want your purchase to fulfill your expectations.
A steel shipping container might seem like something simple: a box of metal that can be used to hold things for transport. Yet shipping containers are entirely different from boxes, with their own requirements and manufacturing processes (anything involving shaping steel involves some heavy, heavy machinery) and customizations. Given how vital they are to shipping (and thus the global economy), it only makes sense that they are carefully manufactured in a certain way.
The recent trend of repurposing shipping containers into all sorts of buildings is a perfect example of how human creativity and innovation can help us tackle some of our time's most pressing environmental challenges. o you want to join the party and do something with an old shipping container? Good for you! But to make it happen, you need to take a lot of things into account and make some key decisions. Here's everything you need to know to make sure you choose the right container for your needs.
If you're looking for a way to build an eco-friendly, affordable, yet unique modern home, then you may not need to look much further than a container home. Made from used shipping containers, these buildings are becoming all the rage in modern architecture
Off-grid living is deeply ingrained in the fabric of the American experience. For the first hundred-plus years of our history, the West was an untouched landscape. Off-grid living gives you the chance to make this your whole reality. Like all good things in life, creating this takes time and effort, and it's often not straightforward. We wanted to make it easier for you to take this all-important first step, so here are the key steps to help you start making your dream of living off the grid a reality.
If you live in a container home, you are probably already doing more for the environment than most of us. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, here are some of the most common and helpful ways to make your container home more eco-friendly (and maybe improve your life in the process)
Currently, waste pollution is a problem that is only getting worse. As a global population, we make lots of stuff, and a large amount of that goes straight into a landfill, creating an environmental disaster in the meantime. Although shipping containers themselves don't contribute too significantly to the global waste problem, they are a part of it. Read on to find out some of the most innovative and unusual uses for shipping containers.
On a consumer level, you might be used to the idea of being able to order goods or services from practically anywhere on earth and have it delivered within a reasonable amount of time, if not in a day or so. And while physical goods are generally shipped from central facilities or warehouses, how do goods get to these places in the first place?
If you are a survivalist reading this, you are likely interested in new ideas and tools you can use to keep yourself and your family safe. One of the most popular options you might find are the steel shipping containers. Here, in this blog post, we discuss ten ways survivalists can repurpose and make use of a shipping container.
Moving from one home to another can be an exciting event. However, for those who have gone through this process or are currently involved with it, it can also be incredibly stressful. There is so much to coordinate, from packing your belongings and getting them onto the truck to changing services over and updating personal information. In this article, you will find all the information you need to know about packing a moving container, from what you should put in it to how you should pack it.
Do you want a shipping container for your project? Not sure which size you need or where to look? We take a look at the containers that are out there, what you need to consider for your project and we hope that the following information can give you a general guide to work with and get you started.
When most of us think of farms, the first images that come to mind are usually large, open fields, big blue skies, and rows and rows of corn or wheat. Very few of us think of buildings, and even fewer of us think of shipping containers however container farming is growing in popularity. We look at what exactly a container farm is and how you might go about setting one up.
Office space can be tough to come by, especially in certain areas. Converting a shipping container can be a cost-effective and quirky solution. We look at all the things you'll need to consider and a few ideas about how you can customize your funky new office space.
When we think of innovative and incredible architecture, shipping containers are usually not what comes to mind. Sure, we all know what these are, but these simple, industrial boxes do not, at first glance, appear to be good for much more than moving things from one point of the globe to another. However, this is quickly changing. Shipping containers are becoming more and more popular as building material. Here we discover some of the most innovative and interesting buildings made from containers.
3 Alternate Uses for Steel Shipping Containers That You Wouldn’t Expect As well as storage, steel shipping containers are being increasingly used in DIY and projects around the home and community. Here are some unexpected uses. Depending on where you are in the world, you’ve more than...
Affordable New And Used Metal storage containers offer many benefits to construction companies of all sizes. When it comes to a building project, construction companies have a lot of responsibilities. They have to ensure worker safety, stay productive, and build a complex structure...
Compare Pricing In the market for a reefer container? Our guide shares what you need to make an informed decision from refrigerated shipping container cost, features, and more. Whether you’re working in the food industry, with the healthcare industry, or in any place
Steel storage containers can be used a million ways, from construction storage to housing and more. Before you buy, read our guide to get the right size, vendor, and price. We guarantee it. Would you swim in a
Construction sites have many uses for shipping containers. Find out how to use these versatile boxes as construction storage containers, offices and more. Every construction site needs an office, bathrooms, and other amenities. You could
Shipping containers are made out of high-quality durable steel that can survive harsh environments. They can last up to 25 years without requiring you to spend extra bucks on their maintenance. However, your shipping containers are exposed to the elements and are being used on a daily basis which means that you should undertake some basic maintenance activities to keep them in usable condition.
Climate-controlled shipping containers come equipped with HVAC units and sophisticated electrical and lighting systems that support their manifold uses. Their rodent-proof and weather-proof storage facilities support industrial operations and their high-quality construction makes them a valuable investment that can be leveraged for a long term. While there can be endless ways to put your climate-controlled shipping container into productive use, here we outline the most common uses:
Depending on your budget, you may have to choose between used shipping containers and brand new shipping containers. Needless to mention, you can get better deals with regard to price if you opt for used containers. However, used containers may involve additional repair costs in the future and so you may want to make sure that you buy the used containers that you really find to be usable.
Storage containers or shipping containers, which are made out of corrugated steel, are used to transport merchandise to other nations. Because of their durability and ability to withstand fire and strong winds and carry heavy-weight items, storage containers are also used to build different types of establishments that are used for various purposes.
While steel is commonly used to manufacture standard ISO containers, aluminum also happens to be another metal that is used to make ISO shipping containers. However, shipping containers that are made out of two different metals will be different not only in terms of structural integrity, but also in terms of functionality.
Traditional mobile restrooms that are found in industrial job sites or oil fields are commonly associated with concerns of inconvenience, inaccessibility, and uncleanness. Fortunately, the introduction of mobile restrooms that are made out of steel Conex boxes addresses these concerns well...