Modular Construction: Shipping Container Architecture

December 4, 2017

What does a retail district in Nashville, an apartment complex for homeless veterans in Orange County, CA and a condominium building in Detroit all have in common? They were all built using repurposed shipping containers as the primary building material.

Yes, those corrugated steel boxes you see stacked at shipyards, zipping past on a train when you’re stopped at railroad crossings or cruising beside you on the highway carrying goods from all over the world are finding a second life being recycled into all types of buildings.

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