Container City

More cargotecture in our new neighborhood?  Yes, please!  We just came across this article last night about our favorite neighborhood bar and restaurant, the Moon Tower Inn, and it seems that they are remodeling their outfit with shipping containers!  It looks like these people are helping out with the rebuild, which will supposedly include green features such as solar panels and a water collection system.  I was just excited about them getting new bathrooms, so this news is pretty terrific.

I’m on the lookout for plans or new construction on their lot.  I’m already wondering what the new place will look like.  The article said that they were using two shipping containers, so I’m guessing it’s not going to be as large as the cool traveling restaurant below:

image from Web Ecoist

image from Falcon Containers

Above is a bar in Austin that has either just opened or is just about to, and below is a shipping container project in Germany.

image from Architecture-View

image from Architecture Meme

If I know the Moon Tower, though, it’s going to look more like these containers above and below (again in Austin) with counter service and outdoor seating.

image from Fete and Feast

We joked last night that we deserve free beer and hot dogs for life, as we have to guess that the seed of this remodel was planted by us talking about our own construction just about three blocks down the street!  Whatever, we just can’t wait to see what comes of this!


2 thoughts on “Container City

  1. Hi I love reading about the progress of your shipping container home. One of the first shipping container commercial spaces I was introduced to is the flagship Freitag store in Zurich.
    I think one of the things I love about it most is that they’ve kept the integrity of the shipping containers intact.
    I am not sure how to add images here? But if you want to see it you can easily google it.
    Have a good day!

  2. I know that container…it’s great. I also like keeping the elements of the shipping container in the design, and we’re hoping to not only show some metal, but to also use the functional doors for our studio space.

    Thanks for reading, Libby!

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