Posts Tagged ‘shipping containers’

Estoril Praia FC Clube 39 by Yaroslav Galant, Estoril – Portugal

March 24th, 2017

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The new dynamic structure has been constructed on a roof of an already existing building. “Clube 39” includes offices and the universal transformable space, which joins restaurant, training center, conference hall, museum and open terrace facing training fields.

Pop-up cinema by Scott Whitby Studio

January 18th, 2017

Called the Caution Cinema, the mobile screening room is designed to ensure that Britain’s port workers remain engaged when learning behaviour practices that could one day save their lives. London office Scott Whitby Studio chose to take a space that would be familiar to all workers, but to make it “startlingly alien”.

Ccasa Hostel by TAK architects, NHA Trang – Vietnam

November 15th, 2016



This is a hostel for backpackers created on the motto that everyone around the world can be connected into a big family. Ccasa is built to function like a family house with cabin beds inside containers as bedrooms, shared area as kitchen and living room, terrace roof as play room, washing area as toilet and bathrooms.

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.

Coop headquarters by Koncept Stockholm, Stockholm – Sweden

November 25th, 2014

All in a warm and playful manner. Take a detour to see Coop’s headquarters where employees can play hopscotch or get your coffee from a shipping containers turned in to kitchenette or have a spontaneous and creative meeting on colorful pallets in the ”touch-down” area.

Cuningham Group’s office, Culver City – California

February 27th, 2013

An indoor garden with native and adaptive plants will filter the office air and create a connection with nature. The garden will be watered and maintained by employees. In addition to the interior garden, a vegetable garden will be grown in the office’s “backyard,” which faces a residential development.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Bayside Marina Hotel by Yoshimura, Yokohama – Japan

February 9th, 2013

The seemingly random positioning of the pthe prefabricated modular cottages gave a unique and different view to each room as well as creating multiple panoramic scenes within and around the premises.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Music Boxes installation by BDP Architects, Manchester

February 8th, 2013

British practice BDP Architects has collaborated with the Manchester International Festival to design the ‘Music Boxes’ installation for the Manchester International Festival 2011 in Salford Quays Docks in Manchester, United Kingdom. For children of all ages, the playground’s peripheral boundary is formed by 78 shipping containers.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Tony’s Farm organic food farm by Playze, Shanghai

February 8th, 2013

Design firm Playze has literally turned Tony’s Farm, the biggest organic food farm in Shanghai, green!

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House by Tonghe Shanzhi, Changzhi – China

February 6th, 2013

The Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House is a hotel built from 35 containers. It has 21 small cozy rooms for guests to kick back, shake off their worries and relax in.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS! Re:START Shopping mall, Christchurch – New Zealand

February 5th, 2013

Awesome example of a shopping centre based around use of shipping containers.

Drukta and Formail offices by FIVE AM, Kortrijk – Belgium

January 8th, 2013

At the end of 2012, printing office Drukta and mailing company Formail moved into their new building. Not a new build, but a former textile company’s warehouse, spanning 4.000 sqm. For their office space, both companies were looking for a solution which needed to fit their needs and budget.

La Marzocco flagship store by PLAN, Taipei

January 3rd, 2013

Besides functioning as a showroom, the flagship store also integrates training venue to educate buyers and runs a coffee shop for regular customers. PLAN’s design offers a platform for the store goers to experience everything from coffee roasting, coffee sipping, to idea exchanging with baristas.

The Grounds of Alexandria café by Caroline Choker, Sydney

October 10th, 2012

A former warehouse and 1900s pie factory, The Grounds is a café, restaurant, artisan bakery and coffee roasting facility rolled into one, that opens onto an urban kitchen garden. Internally the fit-out creates a rustic, inviting atmosphere with contemporary highlights.

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.

Los Sopranos restaurant by Pedro Scattarella, Barcelona

April 10th, 2012

Inspired by New York’s harbour warehouses, architect Pedro Scattarella has brought the atmosphere of an industrial port inside a Barcelona pizzeria. Elements like containers, merchandise boxes and industrial lamps can be traced throughout the two-storey interior.

Starbucks concept store, Amsterdam

March 7th, 2012

Located in the former vault of a historic bank on Rembrandtplein, the new shop will be a showcase for sustainable interior design and slow coffee brewing, with small-batch reserve coffees and Europe’s first-ever Clover, a high-end machine that brews one cup at a time.

BOXPARK by Roger Wade, Shoreditch London

December 9th, 2011

Destined to be home to more than sixty carefully chosen fashion, arts and lifestyle brands. BOXPARK is a retail revolution – the world’s first pop-up mall.

Puma City

May 26th, 2011

LOT-EK has designed a transportable retail building named PUMA CITY for Puma. The building is made out of 24 shipping containers and existing container connectors instead of traditional building materials. It is fully dismountable and travels on a cargo ship along with the sail boats, and will be assembled and disassembled a number of times once it reaches the different international harbors.