Pop Blocks – Change to Container Housing

Architecture with the use of Pop Blocks (also commonly known as shipping containers) is the latest take on modern design, producing contemporary styles in a cost efficient manner.

This container house is one of the alternative building processes Incode Engineers helped develop into a successful, repeatable efficient system. This process takes advantage of offsite time and cost construction efficiencies allowing minimal site disturbance for a remarkable result.

Architecture with the use of Pop Blocks (also commonly known as shipping containers) is the latest take on modern design, producing contemporary styles in a cost-efficient manner.

This container house is one of the alternative building processes Incode Engineers helped develop into a successful, repeatable, efficient system. This process takes advantage of offsite time and cost construction efficiencies allowing minimal site disturbance for a remarkable result.

Incode Engineers are passionate about turning dull spaces into unique ones that can be utilised. Pop Blocks is just one way of doing that while being eco-friendly.

What are Pop Blocks?

Pop Blocks are shipping containers used for architectural purposes. The use of Pop Blocks has grown substantially over the last few years. This is due to their durability and low cost. There is an abundance of shipping containers available, largely because of the cost involved in shipping them back to their origin. It’s usually easier to just buy a new one. It is estimated that there are around two million empty shipping containers sitting idle at any given time. Now they are being repurposed for both commercial and residential buildings that are both green and an excellent solution to their recycling. They are popular in Ukraine as market stalls. Even Starbucks has used Pop Blocks in constructing a new coffee shop. Incode Engineers are also working to design innovative buildings using Pop Blocks.

How can they be used in architecture?

Pop Blocks are like building blocks that are cost-effective, strong, durable and easy to be manipulated, making them ideal for architecture. Their versatility allows for designs that go beyond the rectangular box that one may picture right away. Shipping containers can be put together side by side or stacked for multiple floors. They can be turned into nearly anything.
The structure is already known to be strong, and the inside is like a blank slate, ready to be transformed into anything. In addition to being homes or offices, Pop Blocks can be used as classrooms, storm shelters, sheds, garages, workshops, bars and clubs, and even portable medical facilities.

How Pop Blocks can be used in commercial/residential development

Because of their low cost, Pop Blocks are a great solution to creating much-needed housing and commercial properties. They can come together quickly too. Just because they are shipping containers doesn’t mean they can’t be high-end either.

Homes and commercial buildings can be given a modern, sophisticated look with the use of Pop Blocks. For residential purposes, Pop Blocks have been used for anything from cabins to high rises. High-density areas can really benefit from Pop Blocks with stacked of them turned into a modern liveable space.

Pop Blocks are also ideal spaces for data centres, powering cloud computing. This is a breakthrough in mobile computing.

When turning a shipping container into a liveable space, many try the DIY approach, but to ensure the safety of your new Pop Block, you should trust a company like Incode Engineers.

Benefits of using Pop Blocks

Using Pop Blocks comes with a plethora of benefits! First of all, shipping containers are being recycled when otherwise they would be sitting idly, being wasted due to shipping costs. They are incredibly sustainable and are easily re-recyclable too, so if you’re looking for impressive but temporary buildings, using Pop Blocks is the way to go.

Pop Blocks are usually well insulated, and with a little extra work on the interior, they are often cheap to heat or cool. Overall, the environmental footprint is very little with very little costs involved too when compared with building other structures.

Constructing a commercial or residential building with Pop Blocks also allows construction to be completed quite quickly, especially when compared to other building types. The shell is already built. It just needs to be relocated to the property and have the insides refurbished for habitation. For example, a small home can take around three weeks. Bigger office buildings will, of course, need longer but the time frames are still often smaller than expected when constructing with other materials.

If you want something unique and love that contemporary look, then you can achieve that with Pop Blocks. With no real set design, imaginations can run wild when it comes to Pop Block designs. Just using Pop Blocks is considered trendy and eco-conscious.

Pop Blocks are transforming old shipping containers into beautiful pieces of art. Incode Engineers is leading the way in innovative design when it comes to Pop Blocks for commercial and residential purposes. Check out some of our projects where we have taken ordinary shipping containers and turned them into unique living and working spaces across Brisbane.