Shipping Container Articles and Blog Posts

Boxpark: Shipping Containers to Urban Shopping Mall


Boxpark, a shopping mall made from used shipping containers, is one of the world's first "popup shopping malls".

Located directly at the Shoreditch High Street Tube station in London, the mall is constructed on a temporary site from 61 recycled shipping containers. The lower floor consists of 41 containers, and the remaining 20 shipping containers are on the upper floor. Almost all of the stores on the first floor open directly onto the sidewalk, with the exception of the retail unit (Nike) closest to the Tube station, which still has street high visibility. The second floor provides a great amount of seating for the multiple restaurants and coffee shops.

5 Misconceptions About Shipping Container Conversions

shipping container modification

There are lots of misconceptions about shipping container conversion projects. Naturally, people are reluctant to go blindly into a new project for converting a container into a home, storage unit, or work site office. As more and more containers are released into the retail consumer market, supplies are becoming more and more creative with the design, use, and applications of converted cargo containers.

There are many common questions that people ask before as they begin to research converting a container. Five of the most common are below:

Shipping Container Home Plans, Kits, and Designs

Shipping container hotel conversion

Shipping containers are generally active in the world of intermodal transportation and logistics. Cargo containers allow for our daily goods to be imported and exported to different areas of the world with a great deal of effeciency, providing both financial and energy savings. If not for these containers you probably would not have gotten many of the products that you've come to rely on in your daily life. However, due to environmental developments and eco/green housing initiatives, many of these used shipping containers are getting a second lease on life.

Shipping Container House Positives and Negatives

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Thinking about building a house out of shipping containers? There is a lot of talk about this trend these days and the fans of this building method are increasing in number. A big part of the reason for the growing interest is that there are a lot of container houses now that look incredible. This building style could still be considered somewhat 'cutting edge' (though it's been around for decades), and there are many factors to consider. I have compiled a list of shipping container pros and cons as food for thought for anybody learning about this building style.