Gallery: Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessi...

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What elements make up a home - and what does it take to make us feel at home? At this year's Copenhagen Design Week Erik Juul Architects teamed up with danish landscape architecture office BANG og LINNET Landskab to create a remarkable shipping container home that provides all of the basic necessities and questions how many things the average household really needs. Dubbed “Home Less Home”, the fantastic and engaging outdoor exhibition is located at Højbro Plads square in Copenhagen.

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh, creating a super-basic house.

The house could be installed in either a rural area or a city, does not require a foundation, and can be quick and easily assembled by fastening ‘walls’ with standard plastic fasteners.

The house is designed to be flexible, modern, and mobile – plants hang in plastic IKEA bags so that they can be easily transported to the shelter’s next location.


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  1. Concepcion May 31, 2013 at 5:50 am

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  2. Chantelle Prince September 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Shipping containers maybe, but yikes all that plastic!? An interesting idea done badly!

  3. Copenhagen Design Week September 13, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Just a small correction here – the HomeLessHome container is a project from Erik Juul Architects – while the IKEA home at Højbro Plads was a different installation next to the one from Erik Juul. So this container structure you see on the pictures is NOT made in cooperation with IKEA ;)

  4. Eric September 13, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I would totally live in a place like this, though it might get a bit drafty…and it might be hard to keep the bugs out at night…

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