In Asheville, North Carolina, architect Myles Alexander constructed a massive 6,000-sqaure-foot restaurant made up of 19 salvaged shipping containers. Clad in Cor-Ten steel, the three story structure lets in an abundance of light thanks to Alexander's design that involved removing the bottoms of the upper-most containers.
Betaversity, a tech start-up company aimed at education, has made an on-demand travelling prototype lab made from a a repurposed 25-foot shipping container. Dubbed the BetaBox, it contains a 3D printer, a CNC mill, a laser cutter, and other tools that make it an incubator for innovation and rapid prototyping
Earthworld Architects & Interiors designed a coffee shop in Pretoria, South Africa using mostly shipping containers. The 3,165-square-foot shop also features a showroom and expansive outdoor courtyard.
Housed in a former auto shop, the 404 is a new boutique hotel and restaurant in Nashville's burgeoning Gulch neighborhood. Though much of the building's exterior is subdued, an orange repurposed shipping container adds a visual burst, while also alluding to the community's industrial past.
Outside of Houston, Texas, a software company built a video production studio using eleven shipping containers and other recycled materials, including the interior wood framing.