Shipping Container Architecture is a form of architecture using Inter-Modal Steel Container Units as the primary structural element of construction. Many structures based on shipping containers have already been constructed around the world, and their uses, sizes, locations and appearances vary widely. From cottages and homes, to apartment buildings, offices, hospitals and even shopping centers, Container Architecture is Adaptable to virtually any Conceptual Design. 

Strength and Durability

Shipping containers are designed to carry heavy loads and be stacked in high columns. In addition, they are designed to resist the harsh environments common to South Florida.


All shipping containers are the same width and most have two standard height and length measurements. As such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. Because of their interlocking feature modular design is simplified to enable stackable construction. 

• Availability

Used shipping containers are widely available across the globe. Of the more that 17 million inter-modal containers in the world today, hundreds of thousand have been discarded. 


Used shipping containers can often by purchased from major transport companies for as little as $1,200 each. Even when purchased brand new containers seldom cost more than $6,000.

• Building Costs

Shipping container construction is low compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar. 


Because a container is pre-fabricated with integral structural support the foundation work required for shipping container construction is relatively inexpensive.


Importantly, for a world in conflict with environmental issues shipping container architecture has become increasing popular for its eco-friendly benefits.

Bessenroth Builders, Inc.’s Timeline broken down into the three following principle phases of construction:

Purchase of Land
Excavation of foundation work
Purchase of containers and site placement
Welding containers and sealant
Framing of containers

Windows and doors
Initiate electrical and plumbing work
Exterior framing
Exterior foam insulation
Ply Dry house wrap
Dura Rock exterior

Interior rooms
Interior finishing
Interior painting
Exterior painting
Complete landscaping

Shipping Container Architecture

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Construction Timeline


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"Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material because they are Strong, Durable, Stackable, Cuttable, Movable, Plentiful and Affordable."                                                               - Nick Bessenroth, Founder and CEO

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