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VIDEO: Could floating shipping containers work for student housing in NYC?

These floating shipping containers could solve more than one housing problem.

Whencollege students arrive to the big citythey often bring with them dreams of glamorous apartments, but they soon get hit the reality of a cramped dorm room covered by student loans or an awkward apartment shared with several strangers.Over in Denmark, where 40,000 beds are needed to accommodate an exploding student population, Kim Loudruprealized the enormity of the student housing shortage (inventory and affordability) and partnered with the country’sprodigal sonBjarke Ingelson a new, sustainable student housing design made from floating shipping containers. CalledUrban Rigger, they hope this modular idea can extend to other waterfront cities and even solve other housing problems like the refugee crisis.

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