A family in love with Southern Colorado decided to build a little home to which they could retreat on a part-time basis. Given some significant winter weather in the region, they needed something robust, something that could handle itself in their absence. So Brad Tomecek proposed shipping containers. Then co-principal at Studio H:T and founder of his current firm Tomecek Studio, Brad used seven containers in sum to construct the cabin. But it wouldn't be complete without the full-length glazing that reflects an unhindered night sky.
“This project is designed as a family retreat for a client that has been visiting the southern Colorado area for decades. The decision to use shipping containers was based on the necessity for durability when the place is unoccupied,” Tomocek told Inhabitat.
Comprised of one 40-foot and six 20-foot containers, the cabin features high-performance glazing that makes the surrounding landscape a natural extension of the interior. Two central containers lifted off the ground and offset to create a master suite provides shelter for the entry and a protected courtyard. The cabin’s ends are structurally reinforced and enclosed with additional site built walls.
Do we still need to convince you of the benefits and joys of container housing?