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Shipping Container Architecture: Contain your excitement

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Architecture re-imagines shipping containers to create modern, sustainable, and affordable housing. Shipping containers have been designed to stack, last a long time, and are built with hardy materials. Shipping containers come in several standard sizes, but most buildings typically use 9'-5" H x 8' W x 20' L or 40' L.


Converting shipping containers into buildings ideally utilizes those w...

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Goodwill Hunting

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I try to avoid being stereotype as much as possible, but as an Italian-American woman who lives at home with mama, I do so love shopping! However, as an environmentalist, I am acutely aware of the embodied energy that the products in our stores accumulate. I certainly wouldn't like to promote a generational stereotype as a throw-away-culture.


Thrift store shopping is my remedy. Aside from the fac...

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