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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I thought I started a topic about this before, but can’t locate it. What do you all think about the concept of re-using shipping containers for retail?

    Intermission: A Coffee Shop Made Out of Shipping Crates

    January 24, 2012 • 11:00 am PST

    While recycling typically means using reusable bags and throwing trash in the blue bin instead of the gray one, a new Starbucks in Seattle has created an entire store from four old shipping containers.

    The Starbucks officially opened in mid-December off Interstate 5 in Tukwila, according to Inman News. Spokesman Alan Hilowitz told the website the store will contribute to reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint.

    READ MORE: http://www.good.is/post/intermission-a-coffee-shop-made-out-of-shipping-crates/

    #479554
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Probably the most well-known version of this type of retail development:

    http://dekalbmarket.com/

    #479555
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Another interesting idea:

    Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts?

    MORE: http://www.good.is/post/stockbox-grocer-s-food-desert-solution-the-shipping-container/

    #479556

    Twixlen
    Participant

    It’s funny that you’re posting this, because I was looking at shipping container houses online last night.

    I love reusing these for human-needs spaces – whether it be retail, or personal spaces.

    #479557
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Temporary shipping container mall to stimulate economic recovery in Christchurch

    29th November 2011

    Earlier this year we featured Boxpark in London, a pop-up shopping mall to be constructed from 60 shipping containers. Now in Christchurch, New Zealand, Re:START have used shipping crates to form a temporary retail center on the site of the Cashel Mall that was destroyed in February’s earthquake.

    READ MORE: http://www.springwise.com/retail/temporary-shipping-container-mall-stimulate-economic-recovery-christchurch/

    #479558
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Crate expectations: Shipping containers used for first ‘pop-up’ shopping mall

    By George Webster, for CNN
    updated 12:22 PM EST, Fri December 9, 2011

    London (CNN) — Built on a temporary site and made entirely from recycled shipping containers, London’s latest retail park lays claim to be the world’s first ever “pop-up” shopping mall. The aptly-named “Boxpark” opened for business today along a vacant strip of east London’s fashionable Shoreditch High Street. It is composed of 60 standard-size shipping containers, stacked two stories high and five rows wide.

    READ MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/03/world/europe/boxpark-shipping-container-shopping-mall/index.html

    #479559
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    SHIPPING CONTAINER RETAIL DESIGN

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it’s in Manhattan and only until October 31. It’s the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set in a shipping container underneath the High Line park.

    READ MORE: http://www.dwell.com/articles/shipping-container-retail-design.html

    #479560
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Does Anyone Own the Rights to Shipping Container Designs?
    NATE BERGNOV 08, 2011

    Locals in Christchurch, New Zealand, happily crowded into the city’s central business district last week, a place they’d been forced to avoid as the city rebuilt and recovered from the damage of a large and destructive earthquake in February. The crowds gathered for the re-opening of a popular shopping mall, though it has since reopened in a slightly different format. Stacked shipping crates have been installed as temporary storefronts, and what’s been dubbed the City Mall Re:START project is now housing 27 retailers while the former mall continues its own recovery. Missing their favorite stores and the public experience of shopping, residents have been ecstatic about the temporary mall project. Less thrilled are the developers in England who say the whole thing was their idea.

    READ MORE: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/11/shipping-container-pop-mall-called-ripoff/445/

    #479561
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #479562

    hungrywoolf
    Participant

    We saw these shipping container food vendors in Toronto in 2011.

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    http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/1038115–street-food-revolution-housed-in-shipping-containers

    Similar in size to food trucks but stationary and a whole arcade of them.

    #479563
    derm
    derm
    Participant

    I did not see this thread when it first came out. I am thinking of having a couple delivered to a Licking county spot. We actually have a Columbus place to get these. They are very adaptable, structurally sound and easy to work with. A tremendous amount of online stuff has been done with them.

    #479564

    Patch
    Participant
    #479565

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Back around 1970 or so we took a vacation into Canada, and in Montreal we saw the site of Expo 67. One item was Habitat 67, early modular housing:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitat_67

    #479566

    News
    Participant

    Detroit firm aims to use shipping containers for Midtown residences
    November 16, 2012
    By John Gallagher
    Detroit Free Press Business Writer

    House hunters will soon be able to check out what may be the most unusual condominium project in metro Detroit — a 20-unit complex near Wayne State University built from empty shipping containers. A model unit and sales center will break ground in mid-December on Michigan Avenue west of downtown. Three stories tall, the center will let potential buyers see just how innovative shipping container architecture can be, said Leslie Horn, CEO of Three Squared, the Detroit firm that is building the project.

    READ MORE: http://www.freep.com/article/20121116/BUSINESS06/311160106

    #479567

    News
    Participant

    April 6, 2013 at 7:00 AM
    A Stunning Library and Clinic Made From Shipping Containers

    Recently we talked about a bridge in Tel Aviv, made entirely of shipping containers. This method of building cuts costs, recycles materials, and builds beautiful, sturdy structures without creating more waste. Now, dpavilion Architects have created a building in Batu, Indonesia, incorporating these same principals, but taking it a step further, by focusing on the inside of the structures for good as well. The Amin library is an eight room library and educational center housing 6,000 books available for the locals in the region—a small agricultural town, polarized because of the gap between rich and poor. The project, which also includes a small clinic, is accessible to all.

    READ MORE: http://www.good.is/posts/a-stunning-library-and-clinic-made-from-shipping-containers/

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