Shipping container apartments – the future of student housing?Designed by Arkitema Architects, Beat Box is an initiative that will recycle shipping containers into a fully-functional and eco-friendly solution for the regeneration of the Danish neighbourhood, Muscion. With more and more students being admitted into tertiary education every year, Urban Rigger also developed shipping container apartments to meet the increasing need for affordable and accessible student accommodation.
The use of the shipping containers is an interesting, and perhaps unconventional, solution to sustainable housing. The long-life and availability of the materials save on the use of more traditional building materials like bricks, mortar, and wood. It’s also economical in that the shipping containers can be moved to another location if required.