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Shipping Container Design

Shipping Container Design

The terms “shipping container design” and “cargotecture” are becoming more commonly used by people with interest in the field.  The majority of people still think of shipping containers as large, solid rectangular boxes with one purpose: to ship goods overseas.  To them, shipping container design and shipping container architecture are foreign terms.  We are working hard to change this.

There are many reasons to build with shipping containers, but coming up with the perfect design can sometimes be a challenge for our clients. Google is your friend for this. After looking over our projects and concepts, google terms such as “container homes” and “shipping container structures”. This is a great way to narrow down the style you like. Pinterest is also a great source to search on. The MODS Pinterest boards also have information as well as design ideas.

*MODS Design Tip*

A great design tip we can offer is to make sure you are including an ample amount of windows into your design. Our design team makes this a priority to make sure a heavy supply of natural light is incorporated into both our commercial and residential structures.

Mineral Point Container Home GE Display at EAA 2015


At MODS, we have built a variety of different commercial and residential structures.  All of our work is custom, which means we work closely with our clients so they are receiving an end product that exactly meets their needs and expectations. We love to push the boundaries and are always up for a challenge. The design possibilities are endless and there are millions of different ways to modify the containers. If you have an idea, no matter how crazy anyone says it is, let us know! We’d love to hear about it and make it become a reality. You can contact us via our website or by phone at 1-800-869-1277.

MODS Lancair Air Show Display

Container Trade Show Booth Advantages

Container Trade Show Booth Advantages

You’ve been planning for this trade show for months. When the doors open and the room begins to fill with people, you don’t want to blend into the background as “just another booth.” Stand out from the crowd with a distinctive design that commands presence!

By using shipping containers as the base for our trade show displays, we have created a unique, portable solution that streamlines the trade show booth development and set up process. After understanding the needs of our client, our team will come up with a functional design that promotes your brand and products. The containers are able to be modified in an endless amount of ways. We can use single containers of various sizes for smaller booth style displays or multiple connected containers for larger displays. Entertain potential clients by adding a bar design to your project. Transport of your finished display on a flatbed truck is incredibly easy. We offer full-service set up once the display arrives on site. This means minimal set-up for you, as well as minimal staffing. During off hours of the show, simply close, lock, and secure your display.

Main Benefits of a Container Trade Show Booth

  • The custom, unique design will attract attention
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Easy to transport, effortless handling
  • Quick set-up and easy storage
  • Brand visibility during show, transport, and when closed on location
  • Minimal staff required for deployment
  • Can be set-up to be self-sufficient with electric and water
  • Turn-key options available with technology and furniture
MODS Lancair Air Show Display
Lancair Display – 40′ Container with a 20′ Container Stacked on Top
MODS Nxt Pizza Trade Show Display
Nxt Pizza Trade Show Display – 20′ Modified Container



Let us take care of your display, so your staff can spend their time on interacting with the interested customers. To find out more about how a MODS container trade show booth can simplify and improve your next trade show experience, contact us through the website or by phone at 1-800-869-1277.