Recently, SuperSkyScrapers held an interesting architectural competition in Mumbai, India: how do you tackle housing shortages in densely populated regions around the world? The competition was focused on one type of repurposed resource: shipping containers.
The relatively cheap shipping container is a good foundation for a strong, mobile, and post-apocalyptic home. In the last two decades, architects have been incorporating shipping containers into everything from schools to houses — for aesthetic reasons, but also out of economic necessity. Here are some of their most…
This luxurious home created by stunt architect Adam Kalkin is actually just 12 shipping containers stacked up, surrounded by a greenhouse-like glass frame, and stuffed with furniture. It's a perfect insta-mansion, or compound for your next Singulatarian cult.
As this cabin in Holyoke, Minnesota proves, post-apocalyptic shipping container life can be lovely. Built around two shipping containers on stilts, this cabin is totally off the grid - though the windows mean it's not quite zombie-proof.