distill studio: box office distill studio: box office
mar 08, 2010

distill studio: box office

box office is as its name implies, an office made of boxes. the 12 unit office complex located in providence rhode island is made using repurposed shipping containers that have been stacked on top of one another. the building was designed by joe haskett of distill studio and built by stack design build. the building up-cycled 160 tons of steel that would have been otherwise wasted. in addition to finding a use for all 32 shipping containers, the building is 25-30% more energy efficient than the building code requires. the unit was assembled in an astounding 4 days using the pre-cut containers that were transported to the site on trucks. the building is the first commercial structure made using repurposed shipping containers and is set to be complete this spring.

http://distillstudio.com http://www.stackdb.com

  • For how long is a shipping container building going to still be worth reporting?

    dave says:
  • how much does a shipping container cost?

    karl says:
  • Love this idea. Is really great to see that some architects are using ways to recycle material, and making amazing architecture with it.

    tropicalbear says:
  • A shipping container costs from $ 1000-4000, depends on its age. Shipping container structures are not permanent, I say 5 to 10 years max!

    Shipping container structures started from 70s, Once i slept in a 5 story shipping container hotel in 1984 in Asia built in 1979. They took it down by early 90s. It was falling apart.

    Wright says:
  • It’ll be worth reporting for as long as brick/wood/concrete buildings are still worth reporting.

    trickmycrib says:
  • so far its hideous.

    bulletpants says:
  • This kind of idea is already existing in Amsterdam as a student house for few years now and some for studio artist (atelier)

    mleko says:
  • Hey, if you can’t say something positive, stay silent.

    Harvey Millstone says:
  • Easy, clean, green. I love it!

    caro dom says:
  • Really nice idea …
    Greets [url=http://www.ebes.be]Danny[/url]

    Danny says:
  • cool!

    magni says:
  • Excellent use of materials. To the naysayers, steel if treated accordingly, will last indefinitely. Quote: “the building is 25-30% more energy efficient than the building code requires.” That would suggest that their expectation is to have the building around for a while. d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • I have a container and in the australian sun its an oven inside. For habitability they need either sunstanial insulation (preferably external) or aircon

    Peter Gerhard says:

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