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Disaster Recovery to Long Term Accommodation – it’s in the box

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The approach is outside the box thinking…or perhaps inside the box, as New Zealand’s Christchurch sought a quick but safe approach to getting businesses affected by the 2011 earthquake back on their feet. The Cashel Mall was given a much needed boost following the earthquake, so together, Re:START and architects The Buchan Group, created a…

Containers a favourite with architects & green builds

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With a solid floor, four very strong walls and a frame that’s as sturdy as they come, shipping containers are increasingly being used by architects and ‘green’ designers. Shipping containers are robust and can be cheaper than many traditional building materials, and with a little imagination, they can be modified to suit a magnitude of…

Customised Containers Big On Pop-up Scene

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Shipping containers provide flexible, convenient storage and transport solutions. Shipping containers are commonly seen stacked several containers high at shipping yards and on the back of large trucks, but the humble container is now becoming a familiar site, popping up in unexpected places creating vibrant and interesting that hubs – here one day, simply gone…

From container to urban uses

From truck to farm Green Tech Argo’s innovative Growtainers are specially equipped, insulated shipping containers that have been modified to include fittings that enable plants to grow. Fitted with special LED lighting, water conserving hydroponic or drip-irrigation systems, adjustable shelving and a state-of-the-art HVAC system, Growtainers are ideal for small yards or communal gardens. Another…