As a child Arjun Menon’s favourite pastime was building things with Lego – and he still does it, at 34. Only now, those blocks are bigger, made of steel, and the designs tend to be larger in scale: he uses repurposed shipping containers to create environment-friendly buildings. “It’s just like Lego blocks you ?can stack one on top of another, ?you can stack them next to each other, leave a gap, create a bridge, whatever!” says Arjun. He should know. So far his Smart Box Industries has recycled thousands of steel containers to build offices, homes, storage facilities, ablution units and more in Europe and Africa, as well as the UAE. He’s even been contacted to build a hotel in New Zealand.
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