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Sea You Later: A Second Act for Shipping Containers: Travis Price Architects designs Washington, D.C.'s first

Sea You Later: A Second Act for Shipping Containers: Travis Price Architects designs Washington, D.C.'s first

Turning shipping containers into buildings isn’t a new concept, Travis Price says. Indeed, Price remembers writing a thesis that proposed plugging residential containers in and out of skyscraper frames. The Washington, D.C.–based architect recently explored this vision with the completion of SeaUA, a 24-occupant apartment building erected in the Brookland neighborhood. It is the capital city’s first residential project comprising shipping containers. Slide Show Photo courtesy Travis Price Architects SeaUAM Travis Price Architects Washington, D.C. ----- Advertising ----- Brookland is home to the Catholic University of America, from which Matthew Grace and Sean Joiner graduated in 2005. In 2009 they purchased a nearby single-family house as an off-campus rental property, and the pair later approached Price—who also teaches at Catholic University—about replacing the aging str...

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