Diane Pham

PHOTOS: MEKA Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NYC!

by , 11/21/10

Meka, shipping containers, prefab, prefab architecture, green architecture, prefabirctaed homes, modular homes, modular architecture, Michael de Jong, Jason Halter, Christos Marcopoulous, West Village, NYC, New York City

The popularity of prefab and shipping container construction is certainly on the rise, but New York City was still the last place we’d ever expected to see one pop up as a residence. Currently sitting in a small, empty lot at the corner of Charles and Washington in the West Village, this spectacular little prefab dubbed the MEKA has been constructed from 70% recycled materials, delivered 95% built, and rings in at just $100 per square foot. As wallet-friendly as it is eco-friendly, read on for more details as well as some exclusive photos of this unexpected urban gem.

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  1. john simmis November 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, 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

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