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Your Future Home or Restaurant is a Cargo Container
Your Future Home or Restaurant is a Cargo Container

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AIR DATE: June 13, 2012

You always see cargo containers at the ports: those giant Lego-like metal rectangles stacked on each other.  But reimagine a cargo container as a home.  Or a bar.  Or restaurant.  Imagine walking into a bar in downtown Las Vegas that used to be a cargo container.  That's the idea the Downtown Project is hoping will take off with its revival project.  We talk with experts about the pros and cons of using shipping containers, and with a Seattle firm that successfully converts them into homes and bars.
 
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Josh Bowden, Downtown Project
Joel Egan, co-principal, HyBrid Architecture in Seattle
Arnold Stalk, urban designer and planner; former Dir,  Las Vegas' Housing Div
 
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Its just so fantastic to see the continued interest and uptake in container based construction around the world. The creativity and innovation that designers and owner builders show with these projects is truly inspirational. Not sure if you have had a chance to browse through our latest free book - The 30 most Influential Shipping Container Homes ever Built, if you get a moment feel free to have a look. http://www.containerhome.info/30-most-influential-container-homes.html Regards Victor
VictorJun 18, 2012 22:14:54 PM
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