Here I am, back again with Container Conversion aka Cargotecture. It is a topic that fascinates me for a number of reasons, the primary one being that it is one of the finest forms of sustainable architecture. Except on very rare occasions, the raw material that goes into Cargotecture is non-seaworthy shipping containers. These would otherwise have put out to grass, so to say – a colossal waste of resources and urban land.
These gigantic monoliths may have run out of their cost-effectiveness on the sea, but the inherent qualities of strength, durability and longevity (among a multitude of others) remain intact, especially once they have been tinkered around a bit with, and then painted. They are then Hulk-sized Lego blocks that can be used to build anything with.