30 Dec '11, 8pm

Starbucks “Sustainable” Container Drive-Thru

Starbucks “Sustainable” Container Drive-Thru 12.30 On December 13, just south of Starbuck’s hometown of Seattle, a new drive-thru location opened up in Tukwila, Washington. Unlike the other 17,000 locations though, this one is built from reused shipping containers. Green architecture isn’t new for Starbucks, last year they began opening LEED certified cafés around the world, but this is the first one utilizing cargotecture —the reuse of cargo shipping containers for architecture. Starbuck’s isn’t the first coffee company to use shipping containers (Illy previously used a transforming shipping container as a café at the Venice Biannale and Ritual Proxy opened this summer in San Francisco) nor is their architect the first to design with them—though they speak as if they were: We were able to open our minds to the use of very common elements destined for the landfill as struc...

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