Yuka Yoneda

Minimalist Shipping Container House is an Artist's Dream

by , 10/12/10

M2ATK, shipping container architecture, shipping container home, vacation home, green architecture, eco architecture, sustainable architecture, green design, prefab housing, minimalist home, modern home, green home

The Container House was designed by M2ATK for an artist client who asked for the ground floor to be a living room and kitchen, the second level to be the bedroom and the top floor to be a studio in which “to let to fly the imagination.” One whole side of each container has been opened up to allow for daylight to spill generously into each room, making for a peaceful and relaxing environment conducive to creativity.

Instead of simply stacking all 3 shipping containers right on top on one another, M2ATK staggered them slightly, creating terrace-like areas on the second and third levels and a shaded overhang for the first level. The Container House is fully equipped with heating, a bathroom, a kitchen and climate control systems. Since the home consists if just three containers, it’s easy to install and can be removed if the property is ever sold.

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2 Comments

  1. john simmis November 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, or looking for an alternative to high cost construction, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers – availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their “elegance/grace”.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

  2. thinkingjosh October 13, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Very chic, modern, and sustainable – my only concern would be insulation. To me, it looks like the ultimate hot box torture, like living in a microwave or something!

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