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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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June 23, 2004

Design Perspectives: Home sweet home is a cargo container

  • Local designers are betting that cargotecture will fill a niche for edgy, eco-friendly housing and commercial space.
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    Progress is a trail of crazy ideas. In the best of all worlds, really good ideas stick because they make so much sense they can't be ignored.

    Now here's a crazy idea: recycle some of the cargo containers stacked in harbors up and down the West Coast, stranded by the imbalance of trade. Tinker with them a little so they can be used to build houses, low-rise buildings in commercial areas and even whole neighborhoods

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