I have long been a fan of the work of Chutayaves Sinthuphan and his Thai architecture firm, Site-specific; he has been working out the kinks of design with shipping containers for years, in exhibitions and small houses. (see all our posts in the related links column to the left) Now Inhabitat shows his latest: A car showroom for Mazda that can open quickly, grow in phases, and can be moved when the lease on the land is up.
First the initial container and sales room would be installed, and then over the next five months additional rooms and facilities would be added to complete the dealership and showroom. The containers would be lifted off the ground with minimal supports and cantilevered over the driveway to mark the entrance.
More images at Inhabitat