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Container Trend


Number six on this year's HL Trend Report is containers. Here’s why…

  • Our annual Trend Report in the HL Jan/Feb 2014 issue showcased one of Kalkin and Co’s Quick Houses and forecast how versatile shipping containers are being incorporated into the design and construction of contemporary houses and buildings.
  • Take a look at how Cape Town ad agency 99 cents incorporated the trend as a bright waiting room in their creative premises, featured as one of our top office spaces in the HL March 2014 issue.
  • Sacha and Johan Olivier’s Pretoria East home from the HL March 2014 issue utilises four shipping containers embedded into the structure of the property. The storage units make up the guest bathroom and the kitchen/library. The latter comprises three containers flipped onto their sides. The six-metre vessels had to be hoisted into the air above the property with a crane and ‘plugged’ in.

Compiled by Lauren Gormley