The Hive-Inn - Stacked Shipping Container Housing

It may seem like a strange idea to use stacks of shipping containers as hotel rooms or temporary housing, but this isn’t an idea conceived for the luxury set.

Hong Kong based OVA Studio came up with the idea of using modular containers as a quick and easy way to provide shelter for people displaced by natural disasters, for use as mobile hospital units, offices, basically whenever a situation arises where a lot of people need some temporary housing.

The recycled shipping containers are slotted together to create a multi-level structure OVA calls the Hive-Inn, which can grow or decrease in size as needed and is ready at a moment's notice.

This project reminds me of the trailer park "stacks" which are home to the main character in the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One.

-Via Designboom


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Um . . . do they use the crane instead of an elevator? I mean, after you arrive and get a container/room, do they lower it with the crane, then you get in, and it takes you up to the 12th floor. When you want to go to the lobby, you call the front desk and they send the crane to bring your entire room to the ground?
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