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A real estate business and project manager from Guimarães, Portugal has put together this clever recycled multiple use shipping container project at his family’s country estate – Quinta da Cancela 1720.

Five years ago, he took over the management of Estate, and undertook a number of initiatives that included the restoration of a 1720’s farmhouse, the further development of their rural tourism project and of course producing wine. It soon became evident that the Estate would need more storage, so an idea that had incubated for Arthur for over 10 years came to fruition.

His original idea was to construct a shipping container building that was to act as a storage warehouse. However the project evolved, and the building was to become a multifunctional facility; that would support activities by their swimming pool, to act as an studio for rent, to have a semi-industrial kitchen, and to serve as a dinner-party lounge for up to 40-50 people.

Constructed of 2 x 40 ft High Cube shipping container and 2 half’s of a 40 ft High Cube shipping container this container project came together with the use of local subcontractors, who…

• Poured the concrete foundations

• Placed the containers on site

• Cut up and welding in the frame for windows and the roof

• Waterproofed the roof

• Installed the Aluminum Windows.

• Included with in the design was the use of…

• Double Glass Large windows

• 10 sheets of glass for the windows that were reclaimed from a measurement error on another construction site

• Roof insulation and finishing done with expanded clay balls

• Site placement in perennial tree-shaded area meaning that winter sun “soaks up” and summer

• Recycled Shipping Containers

• It took Arthur just seven days to construct this 90m2 building, with an estimated time line of…

• 1 day for foundation carpentry and iron;

• ½ day for pouring concrete

• ½ day for placement of containers

• 1 day for cutting windows and welding roof edges

• 1 day for waterproofing membrane on roof

• 1 day for windows placement.

• ½ day to lay the geotextile layer, concrete slabs surrounding the roof and spreading the expanded clay.

• 1 day for painting

 

The budget to date is around 10,000€. With the interior fit out still to complete, we look forward to seeing Arthur’s finished structure.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada got its first recycled shipping container housing development. It is located in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver, at 502 Alexander St. The housing project was developed by a Women’s Resource Society, which wanted to create affordable and quality non-market housing units to be rented out to older women.

The housing development is comprised of 12 studio units, each with a net living area of 280 – 290 square feet. All of the units are entirely self-contained, complete with bathrooms, kitchens and an in-suite laundry. With its colorful navy blue and burnt orange exterior walls, the housing blends in perfectly with the other building in the neighborhood.

The base structure of this three-story housing development was constructed from 12 recycled shipping containers. The walls of the units are spray-foam insulated and finished with drywall. The development meets all the national building codes, while it even exceeds the code requirements for insulation and sound transference.

Out of the 12 recycled container units, four were donated. The remaining eight containers were purchased through a broker. The containers contain steel and are worth about $5,000 each, which would typically be too expensive for such an affordable housing development, according to the project development manager.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

 

A great example of using 2 Shipping Containers with  section added between the two containers to increase square footage.

This home shows how spacious and modern a project like this can be, created by Architect’s in New York and Florida, the Savannah project makes a very nice small house.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We will provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

This modular design concept can work well in places where mobility, efficiency and low-cost are key requirements. Container structures can be moved from site to site, and their compact design saves space and keeps things simple and tidy.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We will provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

AZ CONTAINERS offers an assortment of options to address any storage need. Storage containers conform to ISO dimensions and are available in 20' and 40' sizes. All ground-level containers are made of 14 gauge, corrugated steel and are air and watertight. These "mini-warehouses" provide safe, secure storage space for the short or long-term use.

Features:

14 gauge corrugatedsteel sides, double doors and roofs​

7 gauge steel end-frames

double-locking, full-opening end doors

1 1/8" thick marine wood floors

Forklift pockets

Available Sizes:

20' x 8'6" dry freight

40' x 8'6" dry freight

40' x 9'6" dry hi-cube

AZ CONTAINERS steel containers are used for many storage needs including:

building materials on construction sites

tools and equipment

residential and commercial furniture

landscaping equipment

many other uses

If your interested in a container from AZ Containers, call us at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box or a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing or leasing storage containers from us.

 

True, the Storage Container House is not all shipping containers, but by definition it’s still cargotecture. The two containers that sandwich the main living area house an office and a bedroom in this 1,500-square-foot mountain home. Designed by Studio H:T in Boulder, Colo., for “a conscientious client who believes in living small and recycling,” the solar-powered house can operate entirely off-grid.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Built and designed by an Architecture in Seattle as a Magazine "Idea House", this 192-square-foot solar-powered  backyard container cottage is not even half the size of a New York City studio apartment.

Still, it manages to pack in a galley kitchen and micro bathroom with a ceiling-mounted showerhead – the floor’s redwood slats hide a drain  –  and can sleep up to four  (a bed unfolds from the wall, a couch converts, another bed can be added). But given the close quarters, it’s probably best if everyone’s related.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

 

 

 

 

Recycled shipping containers are known to building designers and architects for their low cost and ease of use. They have been used in the construction of home, housing developments, offices and commercial space for several years already, but there’s a new segment of architecture coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of this unique material: lodging and education facilities. Both are typically concerned with price and with the ease of installation of any new facilities, and shipping containers meet their requirements. These school, hotel and community center designs all take advantage of the many benefits offered by steel cargo containers. 

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Performing well during the tests out on the ice, the time has now come for the support team to leave Crown Bay on the SA Agulhas leaving the ice team on their own with only the thoughts of the challenge ahead.

Built on sledges that will be pulled behind the expedition, 2 - 30ft containers will provide the living space and vital protection from the element, whilst another 30ft container will be the moving science lab that will seek to make a decisive contribution to understanding the effect on climate change upon the poles.

We are delighted to be able to support the world's greatest living explorer, and his talented team in the hope that they will be complete the last great polar challenge for such a wonderful cause.

The 2,000 mile trek across the continent begins in March and is seeking to raise $10 million for Seeing is Believing, an international initiative to tackle avoidable blindness as well as collecting key data to help us understand the effects of climate change.

We will keep you updated on their progress here but to find out more about the expedition or to donate check out the official expedition website.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

 

Sometime you wonder "What can you do with a container?" Well with a little imagination and a lot of creative thinking these owners created a great little bistro that the people on the Canary Wharf in London enjoy daily.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, Canary Wharf, London

With views of the river Lea, this converted shipping container cafe serves a well sourced selection of home made soups, cakes, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. 

An ideal place for lunch!

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.