Amazing shipping container houses

xan_user

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Would you live in one as a second or even primary home?

Great solution for the in-laws!


Twelve amazing shipping container houses

Amazing Homes and Offices Built from Shipping Containers






 

semipenguin

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I would live in one...:)

They really need to do something with all those containers...:worried:
 

TheScionicMan

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I believe Google recently admitted that a lot of their server farm is built in storage containers
 

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I was at the architect's office that did most of their campus last year. They Didn't show any cool containers (and would have). But Google is hip enough to do that.
 

TheScionicMan

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Each Google server is hooked to an independent 12V battery to keep the units running in the event of a power outage. Data centers themselves are built and housed in shipping containers (we've seen Sun pushing this trend as well), a practice that went into effect after the brownouts of 2005. Each container holds a total of 1,160 servers and can theoretically draw up to 250kW. Those numbers might seem a bit high for a data center optimized for energy efficiency—it breaks down to around 216W per system—but there are added cooling costs to be considered in any type of server deployment. These sorts of units were built for parking under trees (or at sea, per Google's patent application).
The Beast unveiled: inside a Google server - Ars Technica
 

semipenguin

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Every time I read the title of this thread, my mind sees "Amazon Shipping Container Houses". Like Amazon is into the Shipping Container House Buisness...:shock:

My mind is so screwed up...:worried:

:)