SPEAKER INTERVIEW: MATTHIAS LAUFER

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Matthias Laufer

Founder

xCube Engineering

 

Session: Taking advantage of ‘glocalisation’: build for anyone, anywhere

 

What has been the biggest challenge to your business in 2019?

The unpredictable trade wars between China and the US.


Which structures inspired you to turn to the shipping container when planning your project?

It wasn't any structure inspiring me - it was more the question of how to create an efficient structure by using shipping containers combined with local resources.


Why do you fel that the shipping container is suitable for use in construction? How does it compare to more traditional methods of construction?

Shipping containers are durable from the outside, protective to its inside, and easy to ship and to handle.


Do you have any more cargotecture projects in the pipeline?

Yes. We will soon start work on a tiny houses project using shipping containers.