A decommissioned shipping container was dropped off in the Hydraulics earlier this week for Larkin Development Group. The architectural oddity, now parked in the rear of the Larkin U Building, will soon be prepped for adaptive reuse as [fill in the blank].
The 10'x8' shipping container (check out the model here) was delivered at the break of dawn Thursday
morning by "Shorty," one of the trusty truck drivers of A-Verdi Storage Containers of Savannah, New York.
A possible end use for the shipping container is only starting to be determined by Larkin Development Group, which describes this latest project as being in the very early, experimental stages.
The recycling of used shipping containers as buildings or building components is on the rise as architects and planners seek affordable, sustainable alternatives to resource-intensive conventional construction. Shipping containers - highly versatile, durable structures - have recently been re-purposed as pavilions, farmer's market stalls, sales offices, art studios, beer stands, espresso bars, and mobile stores and restaurants.
While Larkin Development Group stresses a reuse concept is far from being finalized, the container project is likely to add some personality to emerging development efforts in the neighborhood. Stay tuned to the Hydraulics Press for updates as the project progresses.