Monthly Archives: November 2011

Container Yourself. Shops, offices, cafes –shipping containers are the easy pop-up answer to hard times.

It’s time to start thinking inside the box. Not just one box, however, but several. Next month the world’s first temporary shopping mall, Boxpark, will open in Shoreditch. But there will be none of the glass façades and pale paving … Continue reading

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Artists Convert Shipping Container Into a Giant Working Guitar

We’ve seen plenty of shipping containers transformed into everything from offices, homes, and even a restaurant outside of Paris. But here’s an application we’d never thought we’d see — the CargoGuitar is the product of an artistic collaboration from the … Continue reading

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‘Exploding Reefer Containers’ Removed From Service

Last week a further ten potentially explosive refrigerated shipping containers (reefers) were found at ports in the USA with a question mark still hanging over the fate of the growing collection of containers. Earlier this year maritime authorities reported that three … Continue reading

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Shipping Containers Used to Build Shopping Mall in Christchurch, NZ – Legal Action Threatened By British Developer

As well as building a cathedral out of shipping containers in Christchurch, New Zealand as reported earlier this month, Christchurch is racing to open its new look temporary shopping mall in a week’s time. Shipping containers have replaced damaged buildings … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Container Photos

Who said shipping containers are boring?? GVCT has picked a few of its favourite photos of shipping containers not being used for conventional purposes!     

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