For years, architects have promoted the possibilities of transforming shipping containers into housing. But design and functional challenges make that process difficult. With its shippable modular buildings, MEKA may have found a livable alternative.
Jan 6, 2014 Treehugger
From student dorms to pop-up shops, the potential uses for the world's ubiquitous shipping containers seemingly has few bounds. A New Jersey parking lot and 1,300 containers play the part of the New York Metropolitan Opera's warehouse.
Aug 24, 2013 The New York Times
Architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer traces the historic roots of container architecture and argues that today's shipping container developments, like Proxy in San Francisco, are leading the way to a new kind of urbanism.
Feb 14, 2013 Places Journal
A Detroit developer is moving ahead with plans for an innovative condo project that will repurpose shipping containers for medium-density housing, reports John Gallagher.
Nov 19, 2012 Detroit Free Press
Lydia DePillis spotlights a host of temporary projects in D.C., from a shipping container fairgrounds to a three-month-long arts event, which have residents, leaders, and organizers seeing vacancy as an opportunity, and permanence as optional.
Apr 26, 2012 Washington City Paper
Recycling shipping containers into housing has been growing in popularity, but the materials they are coated with may be cause for alarm.
Sep 3, 2011 Arch Daily
A project now being considered by the City of Vancouver, B.C., would overhaul a handful of shipping containers to provide housing for the homeless.
Mar 31, 2011 The Globe and Mail
Officials in the Dominican Republic have approved the creation of cities made of home built out of shipping containers -- part of efforts to aid earthquake-rattled Haiti.
Mar 8, 2010 Inhabitat
Interest in houses made from shipping containers has been rising in Hawaii, where these inexpensive homes' designs can range from studios to multistory apartments.
Nov 5, 2008 The Honolulu Adviser
<p>A developer in New Jersey is looking to shipping containers as building blocks for affordable housing.</p>
Jun 24, 2008 Courier-Post