‘Photoville’ and ‘Superiscópio’: Are These This Year’s Strangest Shipping Container Projects?

Farms, offices and, of course, our very own mobile welfare units in London – is there anything that you can’t do with a shipping container?! Increasingly, the answer seems to be no; more and more people are embracing the many diverse possibilities which the shipping container offers, and we’re delighted to see that these incredibly versatile little structures are finally getting the love that they’ve always deserved.

With this in mind, we’d like to draw your attention to two of the bizarre – but brilliant – shipping container projects which have caught our eye this week. We hope that you find them as inspiring as we have!

First up, it’s ‘Photoville’ – a yearly photography fair which has been running for the past 4 years, using shipping containers as the base of its pop-up premises.

Vintage camera on wooden background. Retro style toned picture

We see a lot of pop-up projects which use shipping containers as the perfect temporary structure which can be put up speedily and taken down with ease when the event is over. Less often do we see them being used for creative projects such as ‘Photoville’ – but when you think about it, the two really do go hand in hand. After all, creative projects are at their best when they can be spontaneous and malleable, emerging where there’s a receptive audience ready to absorb and analyse all of that art, and that’s exactly the benefit that shipping container construction provides.

This year, the project has a focus on art which in some way functions as documentary, looking at the blurring of fact and fiction with a fascinating selection of carefully curated content.

‘Photoville’ may be unusual, but when it comes to bizarre projects it doesn’t have anything on ‘Superiscópio’!

above view of white clouds in blue sky

Somebody had the incredibly bright idea of turning a shipping container onto its end and fitting it with a mirror – hey presto, the perfect periscope, with minimal work needed! By gazing into the bottom of the periscope, situated in Santa Lagoa, viewers are treated to sights of the nearby holy lake – the juxtaposition of the industrial aesthetics of the shipping container and the beauty of the natural scenery striking a stunning contrast.

Back here in London, the storage container structures which we can offer may not be as unusual as the ‘Photoville’ and ‘Superiscópio’, but they’re certainly useful – proving shat storage container architecture is brilliant both for creative projects and functional everyday use. If you want to know more about the service which we offer please get in touch, either online or at 020 8459 6972.

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