Low Cost, High Density Living: Shipping Containers

Your next two-story loft/apartment might be inside a shipping container. (Includes images.)
November 20, 2003, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Fox & Fowle Architects has found a practical use for the millions of shipping containers that pile upat America's sea ports -- housing units. The firm's innovative solution was a winner in a nationwide competition sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). Calling their design, "Gloucester Green: Renew Recycle Rejoice," Fox & Fowle proposed the reuse of abandoned shipping containers which would be creatively recycled as low-cost modules for 351 new live/work housing units. The design responds to the growing surplus of these excess containers. Last year, the Port Authority reported that because of the growing trade deficit there was a surplus of nearly 950,000 containers in New Jersey's Newark Elizabeth Port, alone.

Thanks to Kirsten Sibilia

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Published on Monday, November 17, 2003 in Engineering News Record
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