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How to reuse grain silos: Create dwellings out of shipping containers

Here’s to rethinking the box in Johannesburg where one developer has taken a number of needs and whipped them together to create supply. A need for student housing. A need to modify existing buildings. And a need to reuse an excess supply of shipping containers.

In the end, the idea was to stack the shipping containers on top of the grain elevators in order to offer hip dwellings for students, that include WiFi and rooftop decks.

You can see the entire plan on Gizmodo, and a bunch of fascinating photos as well.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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