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2.08.2012

UPCYCLYING THE CONTAINER

Not a new concept, but one that keeps showing up in new places to demonstrate how reuse of the shipping container can be a practical application.  Starbucks in Washington state (Tukwila) opens a new store with a LEED certified structure reconfigured from four containers. 

Designed in-house by resident Starbucks architects, the container coffee shop is part of Starbucks approach to green building to reduce energy use and operational costs. 


Read more at Inhabitat design.  

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