I am a fan reusing shipping containers. Most of the examples I have seen are very modern homes or backyard writing offices. This is the first commercial/retail example I have seen. It serves a purpose, creates a unique space and is a great use of something that would more than likely end up rotting in a storage yard. I would like to see other retailers do something similar if it fits their business model.
Located in Tukwila, Washington, Starbucks just opened a new walk-up and drive-through only location (i.e. no indoor seating) made out of four shipping containers. Dubbed “The Reclamation Drive-Thru,” we’re wondering: is this a one-off design for Starbucks, or the first in a trend towards greener building?