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11. Two big problems with shipping container construction...
Mon Jun 10, 2024, 12:38 PM
Jun 10

1. Eight foot basic width really limits architectural possibilities. Also ceilings are a bit low, and while you can find taller containers they are more rare and therefore more expensive.
2. If you were to really get shipping container construction rolling, you would eventually exhaust the supply, which is large but finite.
For these reasons shipping containers are really better geared to applications which leverage their original strength for standalone portability. The Swedish project is making more general purpose buildings that, once finished, are much more like normal construction.

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