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DC’s First Shipping Container Apts. Completed

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by Jo Borrás last modified Oct 03, 2014

America imports many more products than it exports, which means that- once they’ve been emptied out of their iPhones and Playstations- we have lots of extra shipping containers lying around. Recently, however, shipping containers have become one of architect’s “building blocks” of choice, with clever projects popping up all over the fringes of art and The post DC’s First Shipping Container Apts. Completed appeared first on Green Building Elements .




 

 

America imports many more products than it exports, which means that- once they’ve been emptied out of their iPhones and Playstations- we have lots of extra shipping containers lying around. Recently, however, shipping containers have become one of architect’s “building blocks” of choice, with clever projects popping up all over the fringes of art and architecture. A new, four-unit apartment building in Washington DC, however, may take shipping containers from off-the-grid fringe projects to the mainstream – a first for the area.

Designed by Travis Price, Architects and located at 3305 Seventh St. NE in Brookland, apartment building uses repurposed shipping containers to “block out” the four-units’ living spaces.

Checking out the finished product in these photos, below, from the Washington Business Journal, you’d think the finished units were on the higher-end, cost-wise. Architect Travis Price, however, is quick to disspell that idea. “It was just building with steel, glass and wood,” Price said, in an interview. “That’s what people are paying high numbers for, and we’re making it affordable for everybody (with these containers).”

You can watch the Business Journal’s coverage of the building’s (fast!) construction in the video at the top of this page, see the finished Seventh St. apartments in the photo gallery, below, then let us know what you think of Price’s upcycled shipping container apartments in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Shipping Container Apartments in Washington DC


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DC container apartments

DC container apartments

DC container apartments

DC container apartments

DC container apartments

DC container apartments

DC container apartments

Sources | More Photos: Travis Price, Architects, via Washington Business Journal and Jetsongreen.

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