- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!
Posted By Jorge Chapa On December 12, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 2 Comments
Re-using existing resources and a fabulous design sense combine to create this versatile and easily adaptable piece of container architecture, the Greentainer Project in Gandino, Italy. The Greentainer  is a shipping container that has been gutted to provide flexible public space, perfect for a number of uses. And the best bit, as it is a container, one can simply pick it up, and haul it away to another location.
The Greentainer  was designed by Exposure Architects . Measuring 12 meters long and 2.7 meters tall, the original shipping container was stripped down to its elemental structure and wrapped in glass. It comes equipped with a photovoltaic system that can supply all the heating and cooling needs of the space.
Much like the London subway cars we covered recently , these prefab structure are specially designed to be used for public space. With high visibility, it can be used as a small office, lounge bar or meeting room, just to name a few possibilities.
via JetsonGreen 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-greentainer-exposure-architects/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/12/prefab-friday-greentainer-exposure-architects/
 Greentainer: http://exposurearchitects.com/10projects/10projects_dett.asp?t=1&nodo=30&nodo2=&tipo=20&id=52#
 Greentainer: http://www.greentainer.it/
 Exposure Architects: http://www.exposurearchitects.com
 London subway cars we covered recently: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/28/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/
 JetsonGreen: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/11/greentainer-pro.html
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.