Infographic: Using cargo containers as living space

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This infographic takes a look at how innovative thinkers around the world are using some of the 300 million shipping containers that currently sit empty and unused. While most people think of obvious solutions like recycling the raw materials, a few architects have used these storage containers to construct modern buildings.

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  1. It is a brilliant idea that containers could be modified in control factory environment (I.e shipyards).
    In a multi-storey form on steel frame supported by steel piling could be ideal for areas like California & Cyprus or even Japan that are venerable to earth quakes.

    PDC Maritime SA (pdcmaritime.com) that also specialise on Offshore Mobile Drilling Units will be pleased to participate to such project.

  2. Concept is not new?
    However, most of the cons can be overcome easily.
    The snag is how large a unit do you wish to construct and how many people in say a single development?

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