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Arcgency’s Green-Roofed WFH House is Made From Three Recycled Shipping Containers
Posted By Lori Zimmer On February 22, 2013 @ 5:51 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
Arcgency has transformed three shipping containers into a gorgeous Nordic-style home in Wuxi, China. The WFH House is an open, spacious home with a sloping green roof. The interior joins a single shipping container on one side with a stacked set of containers on the other. The sustainable modular home can be customized for specific climates, sites, and layouts.
Arcgency ‘s WFH House uses three recycled shipping containers  as structural supports. The containers are lined with insulation, which is covered with bamboo, effectively concealing the rough-hewn corrugated metal of the storage containers. The home’s central space is an open living room that is filled with natural light thanks to an array of skylights. The second floor shipping container  unit houses the kid’s bedroom, where a giant glass curtain overlooks the living area below.
Arcgency  incorporated other prefab building elements into the WFH House to create a beautifully finished home. The roof is lined with solar cells as well as lush greenery  that provides insulation and filters rainwater, and the façade is covered with sustainable bamboo.
The WFH House can be built easily and cost-effectively, and it’s capable of adapting to areas prone to earthquakes or extreme heat, making it a flexible option for modular living.
+ Arcgency 
Via ArchDaily 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/arcgencys-green-roofed-wfh-house-is-made-from-three-recycled-shipping-containers/arcgency-wfh-house2/
 Arcgency: http://arcgency.com/
 recycled shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/buckleygrayyeoman-livens-up-a-historic-building-in-scotland-with-a-shipping-container-addition/
 shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/lksvdds-transformation-of-a-dutch-church-creates-unique-sustainable-home-with-shipping-container-studio/
 lush greenery: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-casa-cabeco-rises-from-the-hills-like-a-giant-pumpkin-patch-in-portugal/
 ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/334757/wfh-house-arcgency/51253dd0b3fc4bbcd10000c5_wfh-house-arcgency_ay_wfh_types_diagram-png/
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