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Matt Ward
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02.09.2010
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From Shipping Containers to Cool Student Housing

A French architectural firm recycled 100 surplus shipping containers into student residences.  Olgga Architects took an inventive approach to creating student housing in Le Havre, France, by building a 100-unit complex using recycled shipping containers.  The result is stylish student housing that is portable, affordable, durable and eco-friendly.

Called the “Crou”, the 2,841-meter (30,700 SF) pyramidal structure stacks the shipping containers on top of each other. The complex has individual rooms for students with areas for living, studying and sleeping.  Another plus is that the Crou puts surplus containers to use instead of letting them rust in a landfill.

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