Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 5

Having delved into the background of what shipping containers are in past entries, we haven’t really gotten into the formations in which you can safely stack your containers and how you start the building process. With the help of a great article by the teenage mutant ninja hero coders, I will review some of the issues that are presented when the time comes to buy some pallets.

You can only stack containers in configurations where all four bottom corner casings of the upper container are supported by four top corner casings of lower containers.

This makes it difficult in terms of being creative with your designs.

Walking on the roof is not encouraged as the flats are merely meant for weather protection and can carry a ton of weight per square meter.

The author then goes into how to fix the containers together, creating doors, optimizing structural integrity, placing the containers, and most importantly how to move the containers.

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On which containers to get:

The only ISO containers we where able to get at decent prices where 20″ 40″ and 40″ "high cube" containers. Keep in mind that the "modular space" container type is very different from shipping containers and usually much less sturdy.

With this said if you are looking for more inspiration, check out the rest of the series.


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Posted: April 6th, 2011
at 11:29am by mnp

Categories: weaponry,architecture,design,development,trade,innovation

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  1. try to search on google “cingapura container”


    8 Apr 11 at 11:02 pm



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