Via Boing-boing: Making Light: Shipping container architecture. A really nice post about the use of excess shipping containers for housing and other purposes. With the disproportionately one-way flow of containerized commodities from Asia to the US, there are a surplus of containers landing on US shores (most are of course shipped back), the post details a number of articles about their reuse.
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Good article you’ve linked to. Here in London, apart from the odd trendy housing project, they haven’t taken off. But they certainly appeal to me – a neat combination of reducing waste, recycling and solving the problem of those excess containers, in one fell swoop.
I think we really need to smarten up in today’s society. 30% of the worlds population is living easy while the other 70% is barely even able to keep existence. Something wrong with that picture!
I like the ideas presented in that article but I think it’s not the direction we should be focused on. We keep putting band-aids on gun wounds… Eventually it’s not going to pan out.
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