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  • avery.bang

    What's the timeline on this project?

  • Daniel Danko

    how do you procure one of these containers?

    • Yasha Wallin

      That's a good question - maybe someone on this thread has experience with this that would be willing to share?

  • Brennan Harvey

    This is one of my favorite things I've seen this week!!

  • Jillian Kirby

    I am all for recycleing but it must be taken in to concideration that shipping containers only have a twenty year useful life cycle

    • Dave Mercier

      The cargo containers, with a life span of about 20 years when used for their original purpose, have an "infinite life span" when stationary and properly maintained, according to architect Adam Kalkin.

  • Ross Meredith

    Totally rad! This idea could move to houses and other architecture.

    • Yasha Wallin

      Agreed! People are using shipping containers more and more as architecture, and in pop-up shops, restaurants, etc. Good for repurposing materials, and they look cool too.

      • Skateistan

        We're using shipping containers to build the main educational facility in our new Skateistan project site in Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan.

        • Ben Goldhirsh

          that's awesome to hear. how's the project going?