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Surely that gets a bit hot in the Summer months?

"Surely that gets a bit hot in the Summer months?"

Not anymore than a normally constructed building does. Shipping containers are built pre-insulated. Put a standard central AC unit in there and its just like a normal house.

In the second photo, there appears to be a small tree on the roof of the upper-most container. I wonder if perhaps that's where the "bonzai" reference comes from...
I haven't dropped in on Telstar Logistics in a while, great to see you're still posting excellent stuff.

Surely it is a bonsai skyscraperu because it has the proportions of a skyscraper, height to width-wise, and the overall dimensions of a smaller structure. A bonsai tree, you see, looks like a larger tree but is, in fact, quite small. A banzai skyscraper, on the other hand, sits in wait of passersby and then leaps out at them. Bandai skyscrapers wear masks so you can't tell that they are speaking in Japanese and just dubbed into English. Hentai skyscrapers look like wangs.

" "Surely that gets a bit hot in the Summer months?"

Not anymore than a normally constructed building does. Shipping containers are built pre-insulated. Put a standard central AC unit in there and its just like a normal house.""

Actually, having worked on cutting holes through several shipping containers, I can assure you that standard containers have no insulation. The floor is wood, but the sides are the same piece of corrugated metal, inside and out. You might have dealt with refrigerated containers, which would need to be insulated.

"In the second photo, there appears to be a small tree on the roof of the upper-most container."

My best guess is that this was from "topping out" the structure--a ceremony marking the placement of the last beam of a structure. Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topping_out; a more extensive article: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3732/is_200110/ai_n8986046

Looks like someone has used the same idea to make some snazzy looking apartments as well.
http://flickr.com/photos/toddsheridan/120470208/

and if you just want to build your own house...well
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/01/shipping_contai.php

freitag tower building is disaster. statics was not strong!
see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvPcsfdTWI0
building suddenly falls! verry crazy!!

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More & more people know that Blog are goods for every one where we can get more knowledge nice job keep it up !

I find your idea very inteligend and
very beautyful

Thats awesome! Great pics too!

Awesome post as always!

Excellent post and wonderful blog, I really like this type of interesting articles keep it up.

Fantastic wrok again!

I love the Architecture it is great.

Its really interesting

The architecture is very interesting and beautiful I enjoyed.

yes, good article and cool blog template!

Interesting post I like to know more about architecture to me is an art.

Interesting information to me the architecture is a different world.

Interesting information to me the architecture is a different world. +100

Very nice photos, thanks for the links!

great great!!!

The architecture can be essential in companies that needs space optimization in places like ports and airports.

I prefer a movile edification instead one of those containers

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