Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 2

shipping containers are formal pallets of break bulk. break bulk is what shipping containers used to be called back in the day. looking around, design wars are warring between prefab and pre-fab. on one side there are ultra-efficient shipping container-based factory-built homes that are moved in the same containers that built the flats of semi-trucks and on the other there is a corn-based R/V Renaissance brewing from shoreline to parking lot.

as light sets and disguises any routine, it is hard to move that shipping containers do not rule the earth. if one was to attempt to get a glimpse into the world of this whole supply chain world that i keep hearing about, understanding what the shipping container is would hold many a question. i mean global trade is apparently exponential and am4ricans love they boxes. why did rectangles become the norm? stacking ability or concrete bombs?

while the american "residual" ["the measure of our ignorance"] effect rules, we like to think that we are a part of the rest of the world. singapore proofs this destiny as the world’s leading container port due to their consistent need to refine for trade.


interestingly enough while americans will have to learn to watch the shipping container take over brandom, Rotterdam is shifting policy towards "creative clusters of industry, R&D, and education"; making moves for the brain container as i heard in an ol puffy song. [The world is just a container away]

besides the wine-bottle and label design debates that fester in the rows of most local wineries, how can we convince the public that an already-refined container is better than damn near similar designs that appear to be probably more customized for the consumer? what is the residual definition of having a shipping container on the bill?

well, the military has worked that out for us all by regulating the desired purpose of the shipping container through "specification busting" and prison manufacture.

shipping containers are manufacturing how regional inter-modal depots get formed. Inter-modal warehouse purpose in mass-transportation network can be related to the importance of river networks and the explanation of how people tried to explain the engineering behind the economics. from a pre-historical standpoint it looks like shipping containers have molded around the channels that moved them:

[the discipline of modern finance] "[It] combined the insights of John Law, a Scottish gambler turned French banker [who is ordinarily credited with being the force behind the Mississippi Bubble] with an extraordinary economic system based on dynamic self-organizing networks used by Native Americans in the region, catalyzed by some innovations imported with natives of the Congo River and the Niger River economies. The first person to publish an explanation in mathematical terms was the finance professor and banker Fischer Black…."

yet there is an abundance of containers at all the major, new-traditional ports across the world. so apart from wondering if it makes sense to combine multiple boxes so that a long-haul semi-truck could take two boxes instead of eight and the killuminati question, that because there are boxes, there also needs to be refined goods, how can we make shipping containers the general fabric?

In other words, how can new housing models not only bring upgraded forms of shelter supply to the effected landscape, but also help play into a larger strategy of establishing more permanent and sustainable resolution to infrastructure in desperate communities, hoping for more significant planning change?


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Posted: October 2nd, 2007
at 4:01pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,life,green,web,home,business,whips,robots,weaponry,gear,architecture,design,development,entrepreneurship

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