The Redondo Beach House, Container City in London, and the prefabricated Quik House are examples of shipping container architecture. While these examples are designed to house residents, shipping containers have also been used to build cafes, artists' retreats and recording studios.Continue Reading
Dwell.com contains more examples of shipping container architecture, including a visitor's centre in Toronto and a classroom in South Africa. While individuals and families have built homes from containers, they have also been used to construct office buildings and apartments. The Riverside Building in London and Keetwonen student housing in Amsterdam are examples of larger projects.
Philip Clark patented a method for turning shipping containers into habitable buildings in 1987. The first two-story shipping container home in the United States was built in 2006.Learn more about Architecture