Shipping Container Design

Mineral Point Container Home

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *