Modular Construction Category Archive

How is working with Boxman Studios different?

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Anyone can modify a shipping container. The only ingredients you need are a blowtorch and a reckless sense of danger. While you certainly CAN modify your own container, chances are you probably shouldn’t. And you probably shouldn’t trust the general contractor that “has seen it on TV” and is “pretty sure” he can do it. […]

Kinetic Architecture or Modular Construction?

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When considering the differences in kinetic architecture and conventional modular construction practices, we’re often asked, “What do you offer outside of a trendy look?” While wow-factor is definitely a benefit of working with shipping containers for kinetic architecture, it’s far from the only perk. Forgive us for our bias, and read through our list of […]

The Truth about Container Homes

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There’s a growing trend on the internet with posts showcasing custom-built shipping container homes. You’ve no doubt seen the headline: “A shipping container costs $2,000- what these couples did with them is beyond epic!” These posts go on to feature pictures of amazing homes built from containers. Truly, they are amazing. And we applaud them. […]

You’ve been asking… It’s FINALLY here!

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Ever since the Playmaker’s Club activation debuted in 2013, many of our clients have been asking how they can get a piece of the action. Today is the day! One of our most iconic structures is now officially available to lease! Our latest rental asset, the VIP Plaza is not only substantial in size and […]

The Case for Container Clinics

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Perhaps you’ve seen them: shipping containers reimagined as medical clinics. Whether it’s a multi-unit complex or a stand-alone facility, container clinics are something to keep your eyes on. The 4-1-1 A container clinic can be easy to deploy and activate anywhere it’s needed. Healthcare providers can reach more people at a lower cost, and can […]

Pop-Up Retail vs. On-Demand Retail

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Pop-up shops were a big deal this holiday season. Small specialty shops and online businesses started setting up in empty spaces, kiosks and in department stores. We get tons of calls for pop-up retail opportunities, which we love. But, we’ve begun to notice that the word ‘pop-up’ didn’t quite fit our shipping container and purpose […]

3 Ways To Make Shipping Container Designs Stand Out

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When you hear “shipping container design,” what do you think of? Static boxes that are unchangeable or, at best, simply modifiable? Structures that, while strong and stable, are little more than rectangular spaces? At Boxman Studios we’re excited about changing what you envision when you hear the term “shipping container architecture.” Here are a few […]

One-of-a-kind Mobile Performance Stage w/ UNC Charlotte

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Since 2009, we’ve created a lot of really amazing experiences here at Boxman Studios. But the core principle has always been the same: To connect brands with their audiences in their community. We’re now applying that principle to our own community with a one-of-a-kind mobile performance stage that will use arts and culture to connect […]

Ensuring a Safer Event in Any Environment (The Rose Bowl Dust Devil)

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Recently, during the festivities leading up to the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, a video of a dust devil went viral. In the video you can see tents and other light structures being picked up by the twister and helplessly flung around. Thankfully, there were no significant injuries as the result of this scary scene. When […]

Building Potential in Detroit

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To the untrained eye, a shipping container looks like a big metal box. But to our team, we see vast potential. Particularly when it comes to using shipping containers to create functional spaces for human beings to engage, interact, and inhabit. That’s why when we were recently tasked to work with the team at Olympia Development to unlock the potential in […]