Shipping Container architecture is getting branded as the synonym of affordable housing and sustainable living. Containers are a really low-cost and durable material that has caught the attention of designers and architects worldwide. Shipping containers can also be easily modified. They can be stacked, flipped or welded together in different angles. This 12th chapter of container architecture will present the current extremes of container buildings.
The simplest container houses can be built by using only one container. For instance an Australian firm Nova Deko Modular has presented one of their stylish micro-homes in Milan. Their single-container prefabricated house is a compact and space saving solution that optimizes all the space-use inside a 40 ft shipping container.(via Inhabitat)
Atelier Workshop’s Port-a-Bach is a shipping container micro-home on wheels. The house is designed to be easily moved to different locations and to accommodate two adults and two children.(via Inhabitat)
What might be the maximum amount of containers one could use for a single building? These examples will lead to the answer.
Detroit’s The Power of Green Housing Development will upcycle 93 shipping containers to build the multi-family home complex shown in the picture above. This four-floor house of flats will have 20 residences of one to three bedroom solutions.(via Inhabitat)
The complex that New York-based architecture firm LOT-EK is designing in Taiwan, will consist of 1,620 shipping containers. Recycled containers will be the main material for Taichung city’s Cultural Center that will hold art shows and screen films among many other cultural activities.(via Inhabitat)
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