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Episode 70: Shipping Container Apartments

Builder and Managing Partner of Marengo Structures, Christian Salvati, has recently completed an apartment building of 6 units using 27 shipping containers in New Haven Connecticut USA.

Salvati claims it is the largest shipping container building in the United States of America. Each apartment is 1080 square feet and the structures have the ability to be built up to eight stories with the potential to go higher. Salvati was also forced to do intensive research for this type of project as only the American Government had prior research of which “they don’t share”, but he hopes that as more designers build these types of structures that information and research will be shared to make the building process easier.

The story of his pioneering approach, the challenges he has faced and the solutions he has devised make this video a must see for Australian designers.

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