Abandoning Ship (for Architecture)
Shipping container architecture — sometimes called cargotecture — has exploded in recent years, and that growth is expected to continue. One report projects that the residential cargotecture market size will reach more than $73 million by 2025 — up from around $45 million in 2017. But it's not just homes that these steel building blocks are being used to construct. All over the world, repurposed shipping containers serve as hotels, food halls, bars, scientific research stations, and more. Here are 17 developments and projects around the world that break shipping containers out of just the functional realm into the fun, funky, and innovative.
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