We discuss metal construction on a daily basis here at the office and we ran into this article that was posted on . The article features shipping containers, yes the ones you see trucks and boats transporting around the globe by land and sea. So what makes them so unique? Well, they are made of metal, they are lightweight and inexpensive. The important factor in all of this was that at the time it was cheaper to leave the metal containers at their destination rather than transporting them back after they were emptied.
In the last few years we have seen architects and design & build professionals really take advantage of these shipping containers by using them to build structures. This is unique on so many levels, one it’s a metal product, secondly these containers allow for manipulating their framework and lastly they are no longer going to waste. The last piece might be the most crucial one to many people because of how the metal is being reused for building these structures. Anyhow, what are your thoughts on structures being built this way? One things is for sure we wouldn’t mind having a whole house look like some of these examples featured in the article. Click here to check out the Top 10 Shipping Container Structures of 2014.