The Brazilian city of São Paulo organized a design weekend during August 2014. During the weekend some fabulous pieces of design art were presented. One of the providers was a Brazilian design company Contain[it] that transforms pieces of shipping containers into beautifully designed furniture.
Among the works on display were a lounger chair, lamps, vases, modular shelving, and a table that are made out of shipping container scraps. The scraps are collected from the company’s shipping container projects that turn discarded containers into new spaces.
Shipping containers are becoming a mainstream construction material for green and environmentally friendly construction projects. In general, the world is suffering from oversupply of shipping containers because they are seldom reused for shipping.
Shipping container architecture solves the problem of used shipping containers turning into waste, but only partially. Shipping container houses, villas, hotels etc. need to be modified through welding which creates waste of container scraps.
Contain[it] solves this problem by giving the container scraps a new life and therefore creating art with zero waste. The company’s mission is to create art that gives an impact in an intelligent way. The company really gives a great contribution for the well-being of nature.
Today sustainable architecture and shipping containers are becoming synonyms. No other building material can be same time as durable and low-cost as shipping containers. Shipping container architecture enables designers to create environmentally friendly construction that can easily be retrofitted to any natural environment.
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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor
Pictures and original articles: São Paulo Design Weekend, Contain[it], Inhabitat