Pic of the Day: Shipping Container City


Remember when swimming in dumpsters became a fad in Williamsburg over the summer? Well our friends at Inhabitat just upped the ante, tipping us off to an entire city of made out of recycled shipping containers which recently sprang up about two hours outside of Mexico City. Along with a few residential apartments, the eco-friendly Container City houses restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, and an open public area with ping pong tables. We want to live there. (Note: There’s also a Container City in London. As far as we can tell, they’re similar, but unrelated.) More images after the jump.

A clip from History Channel’s Modern Marvels about London’s Container City:

Want a container to call your own? Consider illy’s Push Button House or Ecopods; if you live in New York, you can check out this ongoing project from the people behind London’s Container City that’s going up on Lafayette Street.