Mark Pryor's Containers and More Blog

Mark blogs on a range of topics related to shipping containers, container conversions and interesting cargotecture projects from around the world. Mark is based in Suffolk, UK.

It’s hip to be square

It’s hip to be square

Containers are popping up in more and more places where traditionally-constructed buildings used to be seen. Scarcely an episode of the TV shows "Grand Designs" and "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces" goes by without some clever container conversion that morphs into a dreamy designer eco- home or work space. Architects, engineers, builders and other construction professionals are seeing the potential of container conversions to deliver affordable building projects that are portable, quick to erect and sustainable.

In Edinburgh you can stay in a hostel made from containers. Across in Copenhagen, 9 stacked containers have created contemporary and affordable accommodation for 15 students, floating on pontoons in the harbour (the containers, not the students, we hope). 

Crikey, containers have become hip! 

Imagine our delight when BOXPARK Shoreditch, in hipster's East London, approached Containers and More to help with the launch of their pop-up shopping and food mall. This community of fashion and lifestyle brands, stores, cafes and food trucks is fashioned from repurposed shipping containers. 

BOXPARK Shoreditch commissioned Containers and More to provide bespoke container conversions which would house all the distinctly unglamorous-but-vital site infrastructure elements; space for a power generator, storage for traders, washroom facilities, casing for plumbing and electrics, and so on. We like to think that we contributed something, aesthetically-speaking, to the overall ambience of this very interesting place to visit, by providing containers in their raw, unadulterated, industrial-chic glory. 

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