There are countless benefits to using shipping containers in architectural design. For starters, there are loads of them, they are easily transportable, you can stack them on top of one another, they are extremely durable, and they are quite cheap (you could pick up a used container for under $1000). Besides all this, shipping containers are also green. The only thing better than great design is great design using recycled materials.
New Jersey based Architect Adam Kalkin has earned the reputation of employing shipping containers in very inventive ways. He has used containers to design anything from luxurious homes to refugee housing. Kalkin designed, built, and lives in the beautiful shipping container home featured below.
It was not too long ago that one would be hard pressed to find anyone who would even consider living in a shipping container. However, with the gaining popularity of sustainable green design, shipping container homes are becoming increasingly popular as well. What do you think? Would you live in a shipping container home?