Upcycled shipping containers are the new trend in prefab architecture. Take a peek at 8 of the West's most innovative applications
Stephen Shoup’s sleek backyard office is all about reuse. In addition to the metal shipping container that once sat at the Port of Oakland, the resourceful architect also used a discarded freezer, a door acquired from a salvage yard, and made a window from a former sliding door. The interior embraces sustainability as well with such green features interior walls clad with reclaimed fir and a rooftop solar hot-water system to heat the space.