Preservation Round-Up: Shipping Container Edition

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by Emily Potter


A group of offices and homes constructed out of shipping containers.

3 Innovative Shipping Container Homes -- Sustainable Cities Collective

“Some admirable work is taking place in converting shipping containers into attractive residential units. Here are three great examples I first saw on gigmag.”

** If you love shipping containers but aren’t in the market to convert one into a home, check this out: Shipping Container Housing Fans Rejoice, There Is Now a Dolls House Version -- Treehugger

Revitalizing a Dead Mall (Don’t Expect Shoppers) -- The New York Times

“Where others saw an abandoned shopping mall with weeds growing in the parking lot, graffiti on the walls and homeless men camping out in what was once the food court, Graham Weston, chairman and co-founder of Rackspace, a Web hosting company here, envisioned a corporate headquarters.”

City: Park Slope’s Pink Brownstone Will Lose Its Pink -- The Brooklyn Paper

“Park Slope’s famous pink brownstone will lose its polarizing, Pepto-Bismol hue, city officials decided on Monday.”

Ways & Means: Realizing Philly’s Great Stone Connector -- Next American City

“Last week’s Forefront story on bus rapid transit in Mexico City connects nicely with the ongoing discussion in Philadelphia about how to repurpose one of our more magnificent legacy assets: the Reading Viaduct.”

Lessons from the Ultimate Safe Houses -- The Wall Street Journal

“The Corbi family's house looks like many other modern homes in the Hollywood Hills, with white walls, large glass windows and views of downtown Los Angeles. But it has some key differences from its neighbors. The house has been built to withstand nearly every type of disaster scenario imaginable…”

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

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