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Cabin Upgrade – Recycled shipping containers go to (Boy Scout) camp

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Shipping containers have joined the growing lists of things getting a second life these days. Noted Santa Monica, California architectural firm Gensler and Richard Hammond have donated a slew of old shipping containers to the Emerald Bay Boy Scout camp (on Catalina Island off southern California’s coast).

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These newly styled cabins are made of recycled lumber, durable rubber flooring, LED lighting, solar photovoltaics and LED lighting. Their roofs have a stretched material made of silicone-coated fiberglass,

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These eco-cabins were created through a partnership between Gensler and Arup, J. Miller Canvas, RMS Group, Primus Lighting Inc. and Nora Systems Inc. These cool cabins – complete with bunk beds – are sure to provide valuable Scout lessons in innovative environmental solutions. [Via MetropolisMag]

Architects, of course, have been playing with shipping containers for years, and Gensler’s Richard Hammond, who led the pro-bono Emerald Bay project, had witnessed his firm’s experiments with them for a Google office and for Shigeru Ban’s Ashes and Snow exhibition. “The Boy Scouts have been looking to modernize their image,” says Hammond. “With a bit of coaxing, they were willing to embrace the idea of container dwellings that acted more like open tents than completely enclosed cabins.”

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