Modular Construction Category Archive

Temporary Cities: Teaching Us a Better Way to Build

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In today’s world of skyscrapers and monuments, it seems that most people will agree, bigger is better. Impressive buildings leave a more lasting impression, right? Traditional construction has drawn our iconic city lines and marked important changes in history and culture. It also raises some important questions. How does this mentality impact our earth and […]

Shipping Containers Outperform Modular Construction. Here’s how.

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Modular construction has gotten a bad rap. When you think of the building method, no doubt you’ll conjure up images of low-cost, low-quality homes that look hot off the cookie cutter. Something like this.     These structures don’t even touch the potential of modular construction. And when you use shipping containers in the off-site […]

Developers Should Know These Four Foundational Beliefs that Drive Third Placemaking

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To start, Third Placemaking is a concept we’ve developed at Boxman Studios to codify how spaces can be designed for both commerce and community building. The term is a meeting point between a marketing concept: Third Place, and an architectural concept: Placemaking. Third place is a marketing theory that suggests people spend most of their […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Vacant Parking Lot into a Cash Cow

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Parking lots are a problem for retail developers, anchor tenants, and parking management companies. The overarching challenge is ultimately, there are too many parking spots and many of them are rarely (if ever) used. In urban centers and downtown areas parking can consume up to 14% of incorporated land. The reason for this is twofold. […]

How Coopers Ferry Engineers Inclusive Prosperity in Camden

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About Coopers Ferry Partnership  Coopers Ferry Partnership (CFP) is a leading organization focused on redeveloping the Camden, NJ waterfront and revitalizing the city’s downtown area. For over 30 years, CFP has been facilitating the revival of the City of Camden by creating environments where people want to live, work, visit, study, and invest.  The group supports Camden in its pursuit of an established economic base. Most importantly, they help Camden develop the city’s […]

The 9 Hottest Shipping Container Business Ideas for 2019

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Mobile Restaurant Shipping containers give restaurants something they never had before, a building they can move. Typically, when someone wants to start a new restaurant or change locations, the owner would need to find a new location to either lease or buy the new space. Then, they invest thousands in renovating the space and customizing […]

Three Ways Shipping Containers Add Value to Commercial Real Estate

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If you’ve seen our work with Sparkman Wharf, you’ve already seen the incredible impact that shipping containers can have on a real estate developer’s portfolio. Not only are these structures delivered faster than traditional construction methods and built to be mobile, but they also help you add and build value in your portfolio. We propose […]

Watch us Build a Shipping Container Tower

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Tribridge Residential is grabbing up space in the Charlotte Market. But they aren’t just packing in multifamily housing. They’re working hard to ensure that each new development fosters community, adds value to the area, and reflects the unique aesthetic of each neighborhood. One of their four recently acquired properties sits at the heart of Charlotte’s […]

A Short History of Shipping Container Architecture (and Everything Else You Wanted to Know)

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In this article we will explore: A Short History of Shipping Container Architecture What is Shipping Container Architecture? Shipping Container Building Codes 4 Shipping Container Architecture Trends How are Shipping Containers Changing Urban Development? Examples of Shipping Container Architecture Why Use Shipping Container Architecture? Feel free to skip ahead to topics that interest you. A […]

How are Modified Shipping Containers Priced?

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This post was originally published on 8/24/2014. Due to its popularity, it was updated with new information on 3/14/2018. If you’ve found this blog, chances are you’re researching the process for buying a modified shipping container. This isn’t the first article you’ve read about shipping container architecture (or maybe it is), so you probably already […]