Over the past several years, countless designers and architects have worked with the millions of shipping containers that enter their country every year from places like Malaysia, China, Singapore. Containers have been transformed into modular housing, storage units, retail outlets. Here we see a different take from the New York based Beautiful Earth Group.


Here, two containers are stacked on each other with a solar-array on top of them too. The upper container holds the transformers and energy storage allowing an electric vehicle to be charged.


The bottom unit then acts as a recharging garage. The company has a demonstration unit set up in Brooklyn with a MINI E being charged.


It’s a completely ‘off-grid solution’ that simultaneously becomes a solution for containers. We think a great deal all around!

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