A couple weeks ago, we were treated to a very inventive, pretty unrealistic seeming rendering of a skyscraper made out of shipping containers, which came in third place in a contest to use shipping containers to build residential towers for the slums of Mumbai. Now, via Treehugger, we have images of the winner and the other 11 runners up, many of which are equally (if not even more) beautiful, and all of which seem pretty far fetched, which is probably part of the fun.
The winner, from India's Shekar Ganti, is above. It's probably the most straightforward of the bunch.
· Shipping container skyscrapers proposed for Mumbai [Treehugger]
· Container Skyscrapers [official]
· Architects: Hey, Let's Just Build a Whole Skyscraper Out of Shipping Containers [Flipped]