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Plugging in: reinterpreting the traditional housing archetype within a community using shipping containers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathryn Ann Brandt (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Robert Charest

Abstract: My interests lie primarily in the re-use of shipping containers as housing within a community setting. In pursuing the question of that use and its setting, it has become apparent that there is a need to document and explore the elements that make up the current day shipping container, and the elements that comprise home and community to better understand how shipping containers may be modified to fit into these settings. So in my study of shipping containers and the process involved in transforming the containers into a housing module, I have explored three community settings and the way in which both the interior and exterior can be adapted for the user and the surrounding context. Each of these investigations has informed the proceeding study and the final result is an amalgamation of the two, a result from my observations and reviews.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Community, Design, Shipping Containers
Subjects
Containers
Modular construction
Green technology
Community development