Buildings and/or homes have somehow embraced the ecofriendly options made available and now some students have taken that idea and transformed liquid shipping containers into Solar Lighting Cubes for Dominican animal shelters.
Made from recycled materials, the solar powered cubes are new renewable energy systems which should help out local animals without worrying about sucking up too much juice (electricity).
Each Solar Lighting Cube was constructed with donated and found materials, with the durable plastic base of a liquid shipping container encased in a metal grid and topped with a solar panel and control system. While the cube tops siphon the solar power, the spaces below were cut open to provide a cozy sleeping space for a rescued dog. The solar panel doubles as a roof
The shelters were designed by Colectivo Revark and the Practivistas Domincana Program, an ecofriendly and ideal place for stray cats or dogs which prey the streets (in this case, Santo Domingo).