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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Pretty cool idea for a hotel projects built from shipping containers:

    http://www.good.is/posts/a-detroit-hotel-for-storytellers-made-from-shipping-containers/

    #479569
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #479570

    Rockmastermike
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    I’m torn on this.

    If you can get a deal on buying ’em then yeah they’re hella more sturdy than anything you can build for the price, and that’s cool and all.

    But, given that the containers are typically reused until they fall apart or get lost at sea in shipwrecks I’m not sure how much someone can claim “waste” is actually “saved” in any real sense as per that previous article. Sure there are tons of them lying around but that does not mean they are “waste”. They’re not “waste” if they’re sitting around ready to be used. Used for shipping or used as part of a building is still reuse.

    If someone is just using them as static architectural elements it seems to me these heavy steel containers are really overengineered for the purpose. Some of these appear they are just being used essentially for the aesthetic of showing its made out of shipping containers. Requiring extra structure to support them off the ground or whatnot than lighter, better designed elements might actually be using more resources than any ‘waste’ being saved. Of course a given project MIGHT have simply gotten a bargain on using them, so I can’t really judge because that’s pretty cool too.

    IMO it would be WAY cooler to be taking advantage of the features that make building things out of solid, stackable, easily moved, modular boxes so cool in the first place. I’m sure some of these projects are doing that but some are clearly just trying to leverage the false cachet of being able to say they used them.

    #479571

    News
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    Shipping Containers and the Pop-Up City
    October 11, 2013

    One of the major problems faced by temporary projects in cities is the creation of suitable spaces to house them. Construction can not only be complex, but it can be economically impractical for a project with a short lifespan. But as projects in cities across the globe are demonstrating, reusing existing materials and structures can solve this problem. Especially when those structures and modular shipping containers.

    READ MORE: http://thisbigcity.net/shipping-containers-and-the-pop-up-city/

    #1016235
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #1038653
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Cool project study for bringing this concept to Columbus:

    https://andrewbowsher.allyou.net/1569814/capital-container-plaza

    #1038654
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Also… Anne and I dined here last month. Very cool concept and great food:

    https://www.facebook.com/tresbecafe

    #1038672
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    I think Design Week is supposed to have a container at Independent’s Day….yes or no?

    #1038730

    News
    Participant

    Turning Grey Boxes Into Green Spaces
    Friday August 29, 2014 by Lucy Steeds

    Parklets have recently been popping up all over North America, with San Francisco piloting the very first public parklet scheme in 2009. Parklets, which take up no more than two or three parking spaces on urban roads can be permanent, seasonal or temporary. The spaces are reserved for public use and transformed into pleasant places to stop and rest or enjoy the city, in areas where parks or other quiet spots are lacking.

    READ MORE: http://popupcity.net/turning-grey-boxes-into-green-spaces/

    #1038733
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I think Design Week is supposed to have a container at Independent’s Day….yes or no?

    Haven’t heard that. Would be very cool!

    #1038804

    Student Planner
    Participant

    I applaud this company. I utilized some of their designs with in my group project study (see above). During said project I talked with a few of their design experts and their project manager. Boxman Studios is a premier design and fabrication company that has pinned down the construction of shipping containers into all sorts of projects for all kinds of retailers, tech companies, restaurants, bars, etc. These concepts could really be utilized here in Columbus, and I for one am excited to see them implemented.

    http://boxmanstudios.com/

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    #1038811
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I think Design Week is supposed to have a container at Independent’s Day….yes or no?

    YES!

    HERE: http://thisisindependent.com/features.html


    SHIPPING CONTAINER PARK
    We’re thrilled to be incorporating a shipping container park as a central focal point for this year’s Independents’ Day festival! A shipment of large metal shipping containers will be delivered to Franklinton a week before the event, and we’ve challenged a group of vendors to turn them into retail stores, art galleries, food concepts and alternative spaces for the weekend.

    #1038818

    SC1ENCE
    Participant

    I recently visited Las Vegas, where they have put in an entire shopping area, stage, play area, and park space made of refurbished shipping containers. It was fantastic! Lots of families were hanging out with their kids in the park area, and the stores which were set up were all leased specifically to Vegas artists, local restaurants, and other locally based start ups. I spoke with one of the shopkeepers about it, and she said that over 5000 small businesses applied for the limited spaces. It was beautiful, fun, and would be a great way to sponsor local businesses getting off the ground in Columbus.
    Here is the site for the park in Vegas. I’m all for having one of these here!
    http://downtowncontainerpark.com

    #1050865

    News
    Participant

    Living in a Shipping Container: The New Look of Affordable Housing?
    Hal Bundrick Follow Nov 17, 2014 12:44 PM EST

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The increasing challenge of affordable homeownership has been well documented – and renting an apartment is getting to be a similar fiscal strain. But if you could build a home for less than half the square foot cost of a conventional home, would you make the move? What if it meant living in a shipping container?

    READ MORE: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/living-in-a-shipping-container-the-new-look-of-affordable-housing

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