The Journey From Box To House

Shipping containers serve as stackable, modular, low-cost homes or shelters.

"Recently, as part of a national design competition, Mr. Strauss and a team of associates came up with a plan to convert hundreds of shipping containers into 351 multilevel duplex units in Gloucester, Mass. This brainstorm had its roots in a paper written by Barry Hersh of Baruch College in New York... Shipping containers are already a ubiquitous part of the third-world landscape, where they're used for storage, barricades, temporary housing, and prisons."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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