- 5:08 pm - Tue, Feb 28, 2012
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The repurposing of decommissioned shipping containers is a recurring theme here on the Unconsumption blog.
To add to the gallery of container projects we’ve featured, there’s this impressive-looking pop-up installation for Google, set up in Long Beach, California, for the 2012 TED conference. (Fun fact: Unconsumptioneer Brian Jones is currently there.) Seems pretty fitting, given that Long Beach is home to one of the world’s busiest seaports, handling, on average, the equivalent of more than 16,000 containers each day.
Friend of Unconsumption Boxman Studios (mentioned previously here), which creates event venues out of containers, constructed the “Google Garage” from five, 40’-foot-long containers. After the TED conference ends, Boxman will reuse the containers for other clients’ projects.
Boxman tells us to be on the lookout for a shipping container installation in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest events.
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