I am a fan of the website Grist because a few weeks ago the editors linked to my blog post The Cube Project – a net zero tiny house in the United Kingdom from their front page.
Many people visit Grist, and I was fortunate to receive a lot of traffic. Thank you Grist.
I wasn’t familiar with Grist until they started sending me lots of visitors. I looked around the site and found some gems, including a brief piece about a Los Angeles think tank that has developed plans for an environmental education center. The center would be built from shipping containers that are not at right angles to each other, as you can see in the computer model above. This ranks this project in my mind as the craziest shipping container project I’ve yet encountered.
Here’s a snippet of what Grist has to say about the wacky concept illustrated in the above graphic.
An LA-based design think tank called APHIDoIDEA has an idea about how to build an environmental education center that practices what it preaches. They imagined an Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education — or eCORRE — Complex that would teach visitors about green ideas like solar energy and passive cooling techniques. It would have classrooms, offices, an exhibition hall and a public plaza. Here’s the cool part: the building would be made of 65 shipping containers.
Read more and see more pictures on Grist.