Thinking Inside the Box

By Jane Hwang - 2013-12-06T18:10:50Z

Photograph by Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

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The prototype container Frankie & Johnny, designed by Swiss architects Holzer Kobler, is displayed in Berlin to promote a shipping-containers housing project there. On an 11,000-square-meter plot, formerly home to East German administration buildings, the project's developer, Joerg Duske, started transforming 410 metal shipping containers into low-cost housing for a student village.