Social Concerns of Shipping Container Architecture

Having just returned from Sri Lanka, I was interested to read “Containing a Health Crisis in Sri Lanka.”. My main concerns with the project are the suitability of a metal structure in a hot and humid climate (rust and overheating), high cost compared to sourcing local materials, and a highly questionable practice of shipping western waste products to the third world.

This is an interesting approach, but wider social issues need to be considered.

Elizabeth Babister
Shelter and Settlements Advisor
United Kingdom

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