This morning, Curbed stopped by the ground-breaking ceremony for the new community center/parsonage house on East 7th Street in Boyle Heights. Designs for the 4,200 square foot building, which'll be completed in 6-8 months, call for the use of 7 storage containers. Project architect Peter DeMaria, who also did the container home in Redondo Beach was on hand for the ceremony (pics after the jump), while Curbed also met freelance writer Dexter Ford, a self-professed "container nut." Ford told us many fascinating things about the containers: they cost about $1,500 each (plus associated cost of delivery, modification, etc.), are purchasable from many different shipping companies, and can be easily insulated. Ford suggested anyone who wants to learn more about containers go to Container Bay.
· DeMaria Associates [Official Site]
· Container Bay [FabPrefab]
· Redondo Beach Container Home Fully Contained [Curbed LA]