Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DC's First Container Apartment Building Ready for Occupancy

Two months after breaking ground, if that’s even the right term, Washington DC’s first residential building made entirely out of the giant metal boxes is finished in Brookland.

Designed by Travis Price Architects, the three-story, four apartment unit development at 3305 Seventh St. NE was envisioned as a“new, bold, ecological, recyclable kit of parts housing module, and to help make use of one of America's biggest problems: No exports of goods — 700,000 (and counting) sea containers left in our sea ports."

“It was just building with steel, glass and wood,” Price told me. “That’s what people are paying high numbers for, and we’re making it affordable for everybody.”

I hate to admit it but Peg said that she could easily adapt to living in one of these shipping containers.

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