CubeDepot Unveils Innovative CubeBuilder Application

Signature line of offices along with cloud-based platform that lets you design your own “OfficeCube” demonstrate incredible versatility of shipping containers

Santa Barbara, CA (June 20, 2013) ­ CubeDepot, a company that provides end-to-end solutions for sourcing, buying, renting, and modifying shipping containers. For today introduced a container office prototype at Dwell on Design LA.  Created and designed in partnership with award-winning Architecture and Interior Design Firm. They are the AB design studio (ABds).







So the office is imagined for people seeking an efficient, modern, and cost-effective workspace.

CubeDepot also unveiled its proprietary “CubeBuilder” tool. One which allows you to select and customize containers for myriad purposes. Thats including offices. All the while receiving live pricing for your selections based on the current market value. CubeBuilder, currently in BETA. For it will be available to the public when CubeDepot’s online marketplace,, launches this July.

The Modular Expandable:

Office Unit concept (ME:OU) exhibited at the Dwell show. For it is an 800 square-foot custom office space made of five 20-foot shipping containers. A durable, affordable, and environmentally friendly solution to the modern-day workplace, it features a conference room, waiting room, breezeway and lounge area, and viewing room.

The interior is finished with high-end carpet and wood floor coverings. All the while the exterior finish is industrial and clean. Made to support a high-tech environment, the ME:OU includes a conference table. Also computer stations, flat-screen TVs. Also pre-installed network configurations, and complete HVAC options. A cost-effective, self-contained alternative to traditional construction, the ME:OU can be literally dropped down into an existing space on any location, and can be easily customized to fit the specific needs of an individual or team of people.

Way Better Field Offices

While mobile field offices have historically been found on construction or disaster sites. That’s where we need a portable workspace. Especially these innovative and economical portable structures are becoming more commonly used. All to fit a multitude of needs. I mean from individuals and small businesses. Even to large corporations in need of a multi-unit complex.

All because they are constructed out of refurbished shipping containers.  Those that have been previously IOS (International Organization of Standardization) certified. All for freight transportation. So manufacturers intend for them to withstand heavy cargo loads and harsh ocean conditions. This means they are highly resilient to vigorous winds. Also hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.

Dwell Show

CubeBuilder, displayed at the Dwell show inside the ME:OU. For it is a first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform. One that allows you to virtually customize a container. That’s with specifications that fit your needs. Using a high-tech drag and drop function. All so you can experiment with different features. For that’s such as windows, colors and doors. I mean and all while receiving live pricing for your selections. Prices purely based on real-time inventory. With the potential to disrupt the container trading industry. So the CubeBuilder tool embodies a level of sophistication and transparency the industry has yet to see.

The ME:OU is an extension of ME:LU (Modular Expandable: Living Unit). It also created by AB design studio. All which won the Open Up the Box competition in 2008.

Sources: CubeDepot and AB design studio


One Response

  1. I met Clay Aurell at Dwell on Design … loved the ME:OU modular office concept! So much more stylish than the usual construction site trailer office we’re used to seeing

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