Gallery: Ecotech Gives a 1950s Bungalow a Bright Yellow Shipping Contai...

 
Two containers will be stacked atop a steel frame that hugs the existing house’s exterior. This frame will also protect the hybrid house’s plumbing and electrical systems from earthquake tremors and wind forces, and it will assist in convection, utilizing the natural breezes to cool the interior.

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  1. anothervoice April 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Just because you have an idea doesn’t automatically make it a good idea. The fact that Ecotech didn’t nix this eyesore in the self editing process adds credence to the lack of credibility for this project and for the publishing of it.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of everything green and shipping container construction, but this doesn’t pass the probability test.

    If it has passed the building department – which I find hard to believe – it surely won’t go farther than the public hearings. For that matter, you can bet the neighbors will most probably have much to say about having to look at this monstrosity foisted on a traditional 3/2, 2/1 bedroom community. Where’s the respect for context?

    Do the editors of Inhabitat screen these articles or just publish submissions without review? Did Echotech pay for the posting? It is hard to believe that Inhabitat would advocate a structure like this in a traditional neighborhood.

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