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Shipping Container Skyscraper

In the pop-up era, shipping containers are being adapted for a diversity of purposes. But skyscrapers? An Indian architecture firm created a conceptual design that envisions this low-cost, prefab material reaching upwards. The project raises some important construction and social questions, but as Co.Design points out, they may not be as far-fetched as you’d think. Image:...

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April 8, 2016
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In the pop-up era, shipping containers are being adapted for a diversity of purposes. But skyscrapers? An Indian architecture firm created a conceptual design that envisions this low-cost, prefab material reaching upwards. The project raises some important construction and social questions, but as Co.Design points out, they may not be as far-fetched as you’d think.

Image: CC Image courtesy of Puriri deVry on Flickr