“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Shipping Container Architecture
The first time I saw a shipping container home was on the side of a hill in a rural part of Costa Rica. It started as a rather shabby discarded 40 foot Hibox shipping container and over a matter of weeks evolved into a pleasant small home. It is a fascinating study in adaptive reuse.
Here is another example: