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05 Nov 2019

Swanky hotel made of 26 repurposed shipping containers opens in London

Swanky hotel made of 26 repurposed shipping containers opens in London

Building with repurposed'shipping containers'has come leaps and bounds over the years, with various cities around the world using the affordable building material to their advantage.'Now, visitors to London's vibrant Waterloo district can stay at the fabulous'Stow-Away Hotel, a sustainable hotel built out of an impressive 26 repurposed shipping containers.

Designed by London-based architectural studio'Doone Silver Kerr, Stow-Away is London's latest shipping container building. The chic hotel comprises several 29-foot long containers that are stacked to form five stories.

woman riding her bike past a shipping container hotel

exterior of shipping container hotel

The exterior of the container'hotel'is stark white, emitting a contemporary aesthetic. The ends of the containers were cut to make room for large windows that overlook the street. Angled steel 'fins' were added to the windows to shade the interior rooms. To pay homage to the containers' industrial past, the bottoms of the shades were painted a bright orange.

large king-sized bed in hotel room

wood kitchenette of hotel room

The hotel offers an apart-hotel concept, where guests can stay just one night or months at a time. As such, the'elegant rooms'are designed to be more akin to apartments than hotel rooms. Lined with marble and stained plywood, the rooms offer well-lit, comfortable accommodations that appeal to visitors of all types.

compact shower stall

compact, modern bathroom inside hotel

The compact rooms have'flexible furnishings'to make the most out of the limited space. Each room comes with a king-sized bed, a seating area and a spa-like bathroom with a shower. The rooms also include kitchenettes equipped with hot plates, sinks and dishwashers. Guests will enjoy a bevy of modern amenities, including air conditioning, a flat-screen smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

large wood dining table with seating

wood dining table with wood stools in long narrow room

The'shipping container hotel'is located just steps from the Waterloo Underground, which is a huge advantage to travelers. However, to block out the noise from the busy station, special rubber pads were placed between the stories, adding to the hotel's long list of useful amenities.


Source: Inhabitat

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