Developer Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Apartments in The Cedars


unconsumption:

Our friend Chip G. passes along this news of a project in Dallas converting shipping containers into living space. Interestingly, the coverage here — while acknowledging that “converting shipping containers into housing for the homeless is a growing idea both in the U.S. and Europe positions this example as something of a “luxury”-level development.

That’s $2.75 a square foot, right in line with luxury units across the
city of Dallas. The units will come with versions of the necessities
you’d expect from an apartment complex. Plumbing, kitchenettes and
skyline views that are actually pretty good. There will be a communal
dog-friendly space for pet owners, a “cool-ass laundromat” and outdoor
grills.

More here. I’m not sure I’ve come across this sort of critique before, but prior/additional coverage of container reuse and “cargotecture” can be found here and here.

— rw

Ready Player One.

Developer Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Apartments in The Cedars

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