Shipping Container Architecture
It is increasingly important for architects to use new and innovative materials that have economic and environmental benefits. As a result, we have seen a worldwide boom in shipping container architecture. The basic design of a shipping container is every architects dream, they provide a strong, robust base to any building project. The steel structure of a container makes it easy to add windows and doors, join together with other containers and stack thus meaning few other, more specialised, building materials are required.
Whether a container is new or used it has already served its main purpose by taking at least one trip by sea to transport cargo to the end location, therefore, when a shipping container arrives in the UK for example, it “owes” nothing to the environment thus providing an excellent environmentally friendly construction material. Finally, shipping containers are relatively anonymous, next time you go on a familiar journey look out for containers and see how many have blended in to your familiar surroundings. Containers provide an anonymous, strong, transformable and environmentally basis to any building project and shipping container architecture is certainly on the up!
Container Architecture Example | University Travel Hub
We supplied a 40ft travel hub for a university. They required an office, a customer service area and a storage area. Read more...
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Container Architecture Example | School Art Gallery
We supplied a plush art gallery for a London school. The art gallery was to maximise space and light and be constructed from four 20ft high cube ex shipping containers.
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Delivering Your Office Container
We have a small team of trusted hauliers working for us here in the UK. Deliveries normally take place between 7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, however we can work outside of these times if so wished. We also provide site visits to those more tricky delivery areas, all members of our team have passed their CSCS card test. This means that they are able to visit sites in order to reduce accidents and drive up on-site efficiency. Should you require your container for shipping purposes, we can provide you with a CSC Verification Certificate, our professionals will test and certify your new or used 40ft container to ensure it is structurally sound and safe to ship your cargo by vessel.
70+ Used 40ft High Cube Containers for Events Company
Professional, pro-active, friendly and efficient!
We used Lion to supply a large number of Shipping Containers to stage a festival in Docklands. [They] came to the site and personally oversaw delivery and siting of all the containers. [they were] professional, pro-active, friendly and efficient. The site was not the easiest to access, but [they] ensured the delivery and collection were carried out with no problems. We will definitely use Lion Containers in the future and would have confidence recommending their services.
Written by: Gavin G (Events Company, London)
Product Reviewed: 70+ Used 40ft High Cube Containers
Date published: 03/31/2014
5 / 5 Lion Rating