The reasonably cheap eight feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, the steel shipping container is a good basis for a well-built mobile home. In the last few decades, architects have been incorporating shipping containers into everything from schools, offices to houses — not just for aesthetic reasons, but also out of economic necessity. These shipping containers are taking the world by storm. Recycled freight containers bring efficiency, flexibility and affordability to innovative green buildings, from small vacation cabins to movable cafes, schools and skyscrapers.
The flexibility of Containers
The modern shipping container was invented more than five decades ago and has become the main source transportation module in global distribution network of products. In these containers, go exports from China, textiles from India, grains from the Americas and cars from Germany, US and Japan and so on.
Architects and green innovative designers are increasingly turning to these strong, sturdy and cheap boxes as source of building blocks. It also can be readily modified with a range of comforts and also, can be stacked and connected to create modular spaces at a fraction of the cost of labor and resources when one uses conventional materials.
Approximately 30+ million steel shipping containers are in existence, filled and floating, or standing about empty in a port. Costs of shipping empty containers back to their origin are high, so often times these containers sit unused in ports. In most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia. The result is an extremely high surplus of empty shipping containers that are just waiting to become classrooms, office space, sports halls, nurseries, community centers, artist studios, retail space, live / work space, sound recording studios, general practice and everything else.
Advantage of using shipping container architectural model:
Our shipping containers are carefully screened from insecticides, fungicides, chromate, phosphorous and other lead-base paints.
Shipping Container Distributors is one of the largest retailers of new/used and refurbished ISO intermodal shipping/cargo containers, heavy-duty ground storage containers, chassis and fabricated container structures. Shipping Container Distributors offers an extensive selection of containers for overseas export, domestic applications & customizing.
Our fleet consists of all sizes, materials and types of transportation equipment, conex boxes and milvans.
- Steel, aluminum, fiberglass and armorplate construction.
- Dry freight containers, refrigerated units, opentops (with tarps), highcubes (9'6"H), insulated units, fixed end or collapsible flatracks, half-highs, generator sets, side opening boxes, and ammunition grade boxes.
- Modifications: secure mobile field offices, ground level communication shelters, cost-effective generator stations, portable housing, rugged emergency response units; the possibilities are unlimited.
Shipping Container Distributors also maintains a wide selection of chassis:
- 8-Pin Locks
- 12-pin locks
- Flat pack containers
- Shipping containers
- Storage Containers
- 10 Ft Containers
- 15 Ft Containers
- 15 Ft Side Door Containers
- Overseas Removals
- Portable cabins
- Site Offices
- Public Buildings