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PREFAB FRIDAY: Recycled Shipping Container Harbinger House

Posted By Olivia Chen On September 26, 2008 @ 1:20 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 14 Comments

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Recycled shipping containers are becoming more and more popular as a viable sustainable building material, and this year’s West Coast Green show house [2] highlights this growing trend. The showroom highlight of this year’s event is Lawrence Group’s SG Blocks Container House [2], fashion out of five shipping containers and a plethora of other eco-friendly building materials. As a prefab, the home is affordable, cute, and easy to assemble — demonstrated by the fact that the model at West Coast Green [3] was erected in less than 5 hours.


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Where the house is not constructed of used shipping containers, it uses FSC-certified wood [4]. To keep the home energy efficient, solar panels to produce energy and high-performance and Integrity [5] glazing windows for effective insulation. The exhibit at West Coast Green [3] also integrates rainwater recycling and landscaping that minimizes water use and maximizes passive solar design. And even with all the design innovation it employs, the home in still very affordable: running about $150 per square foot for the 1,700 square feet showroom model.

Inhabitat Flickr Feed > [6]


+ SG Blocks House Debuts at West Coast Green

+ West Coast Green [3]

+ Lawrence Group [7]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/26/harbinger-sg-blocks-prefab/

[2] West Coast Green show house: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/25/sg-blocks-harbinger-house/

[3] West Coast Green: http://www.westcoastgreen.com/

[4] FSC-certified wood: http://www.fscus.org/

[5] Integrity: http://www.integritywindows.com/

[6] Inhabitat Flickr Feed >: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157607439216171

[7] + Lawrence Group: http://www.thelawrencegroup.com/

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