One thing that we like about shipping containers is that they can be dropped pretty much anywhere. In Johannesburg, South Africa, they solved their student housing problem with the conversion of an old mill silo. In addition to converting the mill they expanded the living space with shipping containers that they dropped on top of the silo creating a colorful, 40 meter high skyscraper. Mill junction comprises 375 apartments as well as lounge areas, libraries and computer rooms. Oh, and killer views.
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