Debates Flare Around Shipping Container Skyscrapers

As we’ve detailed previously, shipping container skyscrapers  have been envisioned as a solution for affordable housing and rapid construction. However, the idea has also sparked discussions over their feasibility. In a provocative article, Mark Hogan, principal at San Francisco-based firm OpenScope, highlights a number of technical and habitation problems with mass shipping container construction. In doing so, he challenges the popular architectural notion that shipping container proposals are a silver bullet for many housing and construction issues.

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