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Recommended Reading: Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecture

23.02.2012 - Posted by Updated On 23.02.2012    

We have quite a few posts about container housing and modifications, and the great uses of containers around the world; so after a few recommendations we decided to pick up a copy of "Container Atlas: A Practical Guide to Container Architecturealt". Even if you don't have the time to read the history of each project, it makes a great coffee table book and conversation starter. Container Atlas is loaded with high quality pictures of some of the most famous container development projects around the world. Commercial buildings like The Freitag Store in Zurich, Containr Cinema in Vancouver, and Puma City in Alicante, Spain; and residential projects like Infiniski Manifesto House in Curacaví, Chile and the off the grid Holyoke Cabin in Duluth, Minnesota are covered in great detail throughout the book. Not only does the book provide great pictures, but it also details the plans and the costs associated with building the structures. If you're thinking of starting your own conversion project, or just a container enthusiast, this book will be a positive addition to your library. Shipping Container Atlas

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag (February 15, 2010)

Language: English

Other Reviews:
New ideas - container atlas, June 10, 2010 ###
The book gives a survey of different types of buildings built with shipping containers around the world. It has a lot of examples (90) of stylish buildings designed with containers. It is beautifully illustrated with many high quality photos and small design plans. The book provides a short description of the buildings and a few simple building details. Could have been more details. But, if you want some ideas for new buildings with shipping containers this book will definitely help you.

Its a must buy. August 7, 2011 ###
This book is one of the best i have ever purchased and would recommend it to anyone, not just people interested in container construction. The book is full of information from number of containers manufactured per year to sizes and styles. There are a great range of shapes and designs from industrial to residential. Amazing.

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