Architecture Lecturer Travis Price and several CUA graduates were the focus of a Washington Post story on apartments being built out of shipping containers. NBC 4 and Fox 5 also ran a segment about the apartments. WTOP, Yahoo News!, and In the Capital also ran articles about the project. View the article and segment below.
From: Washington Post Date: July 20, 2014 Author: Michael Laris
... As Price sketched ideas and cost estimates for remaking the house, "I was like, 'Stop what you're doing. What is that number?' " Grace recalled. They couldn't afford it.
Then "Travis kind of sits back from the table and says, 'How about we do it with shipping containers?' "
They thought it was crazy.
Then they didn't.
"I wanted to do this since I was in college myself," Price said last week.
In the '70s, as he pondered the question of "how to solve mass housing," Price proposed building a 10-story steel frame for holding sea container homes - "like a kind of 'Blade Runner' look," he said. It was supposed to be "plug-and-play," meaning a family could detach the utilities and move. "You're in a new city in your same house," Price said. ...
> Read a July 21 Washington Post article detailing the first day of construction.
> Read a July 22 In the Capital article about the project.
> Read a July 23 WTOP article about the construction.
> On July 31, Yahoo! News featured an article and video about the project.