The whole repurposed-shipping containers thing may have jumped the shark—assuming it hadn't already—with this shipping container-turned-periscope in Brazil. With the multitude of designs involving shipping containers, especially the ones for actual skyscrapers, leading to backlash, rather than asking what they will be used for next it may be more helpful to list what they definitely should not be used to design:
· really big cereal bowl
· true love
That's it. Everything else is fair game.
· Pedro Barata transforms shipping container into "world's biggest periscope" [Dezeen]
· Shipping Containers coverage [Curbed]