The Live the Box competition was sponsored by the AIA Newark Suburban Chapter in the summer of 2008. Entries were to explore the reuse of ISO shipping containers. Designers were asked to envision a way in which these containers could be used to create a new community. In this project, the ISO container is an essential component of the architecture, but its use as an aesthetic strategy is denied so that the nature of containment itself may be more fully expressed between the container and the contained. As Lao Tzu said: Thirty spokes are assembled by one hub. By their non-existence a wheel is formed. Molding clay into a vessel, we find the utility in its hollowness. Cutting doors and windows for a house, we find the utility in its empty space. Such is the utility of non-existence.