Posts Tagged ‘shipping container’

Papersmiths store by studio B, London – UK

July 3rd, 2017

B have collaborated with Nottingham based surface designer, Katie Gilles, on bespoke jesmonite surfaces and display plinths. “Freckled with black and pink pigment, the jesmonite reflects the tactile qualities of handmade paper while chalky pink tiles and Dinesen Douglas floating shelves in a white Lye oil and soap finish provide a soft, neutral backdrop.” says Sidonie Warren, co-founder of B and Papersmiths.

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel by Fyra, Helsinki – Finland

March 22nd, 2017

In the downtown Helsinki harbour area, in lobby of the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, the success became apparent when witnessing the first clients pouring in, looking around and then proceeding to take out their phones and start snapping photos – a confirmation that the room boasting with a raw, gutsy interior had become the new living room of the people of Helsinki.

Shipping container pavilon by People’s Architecture Office, Taiyuan – China

June 28th, 2016

The architecture comprises two storeys, with six yellow units overlapping perpendicularly above of six red containers. A further roof level provides outdoor recreation space, offering elevated views across the surrounding area.

followfish office by Konrad Knoblauch, Friedrichshafen – Germany

May 3rd, 2016

The large overseas shipping container is the highlight of the office. Its many experiences at sea are now joined by the spectacular transport to the followfish territory: during the construction phase, the container was lifted into the building by crane and suspended from the ceiling.

ChiChi 4U Bar by mode:lina, Poznan – Poland

March 18th, 2016

Suspended ceiling made of black steel mesh reveals silver technical ducts expand the raw and industrial atmosphere of the place.

Voodoo Ray’s Pizza Restaurant by Brinkworth, London – UK

October 16th, 2015



It’s yet another example of the worlds of food, design and architecture colliding as this clever modern adaption of the pizza parlor has forever changed the way people grab a slice.

Union Jack Pub by Metropolis & Yellow Office studios, Galati – Romania

July 30th, 2013

Materials chosen were brick- recovered from the disposed buildings- for the walls, in contrast with the classical fancy looking furniture designed especially for this pub. The industrial style is present using basic metallic lamps, with exposed bulbs.

Kookwinkel Bianca Bonte store by OmasHuisje Design, Oostburg – The Netherlands

April 16th, 2013

Part of the floor is power floated concrete, the other part is bleeched solid oak parquet; some walls have been stripped of their original plastering, leaving raw bricks; other walls have been painted with a grey polymer based paint which creates a rough surface.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Container City, Cholula – Mexico

February 10th, 2013

This hip, colorfully painted shipping container city recently sprung up just outside of Mexico city. Created by a small community of businesses, the project features restaurants, gallery space, bars, funky stores and even living spaces constructed completely out of recycled shipping containers.

Pop-up Office in shipping container by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Toronto

February 7th, 2013

Dubbeldam’s ‘Pop-up Office’ is a cubicle comprised of wooden modules made out of discarded shipping palettes that can be rearranged according to the user’s needs. The modules are broadly divided by the concepts ‘Focus’, ‘Collaborate’, ‘Lounge’ and ‘Refuel.’

Sleeping Around shipping container pop-up hotel, Antwerp

January 27th, 2013

Sleeping Around is a unique pop-up hotel. The term “pop-up” goes beyond merely “making an appearance”. Here, it denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a unique experience with a strong element of surprise. Already successfully employed in retail, the concept has never been extensively applied to hotels. Until now, that is.

adidas shipping container pop-up at Boston Marathon, by Boxman Studios

January 22nd, 2013

For four days leading up to this year’s Marathon, adidas – the exclusive outfitter of the Boston Marathon – literally set up shop in the heart of Boston at Copley Square with a popup retail store.

Nando’s restaurant by BuckleyGrayYeoman, Dundee – UK

November 10th, 2012

BuckleyGrayYeoman has introduced a 40ft shipping container to house the kitchen at the heart of the restaurant. This reference to the roots of the Nando’s brand in South Africa, where shipping containers are commonly used as spaces for restaurants and shops, chimes with the quirky maximalism and materiality of the design.

Del Popolo mobile pizzeria

August 11th, 2012

Del Popolo is a mobile pizzeria housed in a twenty-foot transatlantic shipping container that’s been re-purposed and modified into a kitchen. A wall of glass doors exposes the interior,
including the traditional Italian-made wood-fired oven.

Wahaca shipping container restaurant by Softroom, London

July 13th, 2012

Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has just opened its new pop-up location in London’s southbank with a building designed by London-based architects Softroom. Composed of eight shipping containers and adorned with murals by international street artists, the restaurant functions as an experimental kitchen with monthly food specials over the course of 18 months, after which the project will move to another location.

SnackBox by ÆDIFICA & MüvBox, New York

December 19th, 2011

In the heart of New York City, a 6-m-long shipping container has been converted into a transportable restaurant. The pop-up restaurant is used on Broadway in a section closed to vehicular traffic. By night, the box is closed and locked; by day, the upper walls pivot upwards to create steel awnings.