Shipping containers are extensively used to create retail, food & beverage, entertainment venues, office spaces and compact living solutions across cities & states.
Let us look at some unique and creative applications of shipping containers across the world, and predominantly in Miami, Florida.
- Shipping Container Homes
Architects and designers all over the world have become quite creative, integrating them into spectacular masterpieces. With extreme strength, durability, affordability, and sustainability of the recyclable materials, shipping container houses and structures are taking us by a storm. People continue to use modified containers with this emerging form of construction to create useful and comfortable spaces.
According to sources, Christopher Carter, an artist associated with salvaged materials in Miami, set out to make his greatest work ever.
He used shipping containers and other salvaged materials to create a live-work environment that he shares with his wife, Tracey Robertson Carter.
- Container Hotels
The concept of constructing using customized shipping containers has recently gained traction. Designers and architects are experimenting with container modifications using new and improved ways in diverse projects across Miami, Florida. As a result, a new trend has emerged: the shipping container hotels.
In 2021, new gourmet hotspots sprouted up all around the country, offering globally influenced flavours and unusual dishes.
This outdoor dining court, which debuted in June 2021 in the trendy Wynwood district, is made using a shipping container. Six restaurants are located in shipping containers painted in bright primary colours such as lavender, yellow, and sea-foam, while the Tower Bar is made up of 16 shipping containers piled 75 feet high and painted with a mural of a pink flamingo, tropical vegetation, and vibrant primary colours. The 35,000 square-foot courtyard is surrounded by palm trees and cacti.
Ground-level offices made from repurposed shipping containers are versatile and movable. Offices and restrooms with climate control, office-grade finishes, and turnkey power and plumbing are becoming incredibly popular.
Ellicottville Greens – led by founder and CEO Gabe Bialkowski – is building a unique and innovative platform around its organic vertical farms using shipping containers.
The idea is to cultivate healthy produce nearby businesses that will use it, making it a cost-effective alternative for the “eat local” movement.
Shipping Container Shops
Shipping containers are perfect billboards for retail branding and are quite famous in the retail sector. Pop-up retail is undoubtedly a driving force behind the fast adoption of this technology.
The colourful cartoon characters of Louis Vuitton are back, and this time they’re in Miami.
The French house’s most recent concept, which features an interactive outdoor temporary residency in the city’s upscale Design District and highlights its Spring 2021 menswear collection, is an interactive outdoor temporary residency.
The pop-up, which marks the collection’s first debut in North America, is inspired by the collection’s earlier this year Shanghai display. The residency is made up of bright red shipping containers that are comparable to those used in the show and its short film, The Adventures of Zoooom with Friends.
Shipping Container Museums
With storage and shipping containers being strong and durable objects, they are used a lot in films to emulate buildings and are now making a strong headway in the entertainment industry. They are also being used to showcase art and create stellar spaces for social butterflies across the city.
South Florida Access host Bianca Marcof decided to visit the Euphoric Emporium, a visually stunning pop-up museum of oversized boxes that form a pathway into every Instagram lover’s dream.
Each shipping container contains 20 art installations that can be used as a backdrop for unusual photographs or to simply observe and interact with. The containers lead to a bar area where guests can order beverages while listening to music that is upbeat.
To sum it up,
Repurposing is a creative approach to reuse existing items, and it’s vital for extending the life of key building components. Shipping containers are no exception.