I just recently revisited online searches I conducted with regards to shipping container modifications. The versatility and creativeness that can be derived from a simple 20 foot cubic container reminds me of the recent Wired article that asked word-class architects to go crazy with Legos.
A cargo container’s dimensions are somewhat similar (albeit on a smaller scale) but I’d bet a lot of the architectural Lego executions could be mimicked on a grander scale with a container.
What do ya think? Maybe 30 to 40 storage containers, some heavy duty cranes, and a lot of white paint and we could get a real world version of the Lego model below???
I suppose both Lego’s and shipping containers lend themselves more to the mid century modern movement or the Bauhaus movement of architecture. In fact, I think this Bauhaus design could be fabricated entirely from storage containers:
But there’s really no need to consider the what if’s since there are real world examples. Shipping containers have spawned their own movement aptly named “cargotecture.” Behold some examples below: