Shipping container company builds its offices out of .... shipping containers

at least from the outside they look like shipping containers
© Ben Hosking via Designboom

Designboom shows the Melbourne offices of Royal Wolf, a big supplier of shipping containers for storage and site offices. Logically, it has been built out of shipping containers, rather nicely designed by Australian firm Room 11. Designboom writes:

20ft and 40ft containers are positioned to create four courtyards, forming a complete rectangle. the ends of each unit are replaced with full height glazing, while ceilings are also left exposed, covered with rigid insulation and a membrane roof. two steel vessels are set vertically, placed on end to create a narrow void with a skylight naturally illuminating the building’s interior.

The company motto is "You can do anything in a Royal Wolf" and I suppose you can, including removing the walls, doors, ends so that there is nothing left of the container but the roof. It is a lovely design but it also demonstrates once again how hard it is to adapt a box designed for freight so that it accommodates people. The containers are barely a memory here. Lots more photos on Designboom.

Shipping container company builds its offices out of .... shipping containers
It is one of the prettiest container jobs we've seen, but there isn't much left of them.

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