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Shipping Container Architecture: Good Enough For Olympians

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Shipping container maverick/architect Peter DeMaria gets more ink in a USA Today story on the popularity of the container homes. There now 75 homes nationwide using shipping containers, according to the newspaper, which also notes that our fine Olympians will live in shipping containers in 2010. "[Shipping constainer company] SG Blocks is slated to provide housing for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada, through a project that will construct 300 units in eight three-story buildings using less than 100 containers. The buildings, which will be completed by Nov. 1, will house staff until the games are over, after which they will be disassembled and moved to another location, Bruce Russell, SG Blocks managing partner, said." [USA Today]