The fad for shipping container architecture is hard to ignore. There is even a Starbucks store made out of them. (Not to mention several moving pop-up spaces for the likes of Puma). The recycled materials are undoubtedly terrific for quick fix issues. However, they rarely tackle the important issue of energy use.

SPACE (Solar Powered Adaptive Container For Everyone) promises to change that.

SPACE units are equipped with solar panels, so each small structure provides for itself. Perfect of park kiosks, short-term offices… and, possibly, ice cream stands. [Tree Hugger]