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Posted By Emily Pilloton On August 24, 2007 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Innovation,Prefab Housing,Recycled Materials | 39 Comments

Keetwonen, shipping container housing, TempoHousing, shipping containers, container architecture, prefab housing, prefab architecture [1]

While the words “back to school” may conjure up images of new backpacks and pencil boxes, for a very lucky few Dutch students it means moving into some very hip and well-designed dorm accommodations. Keetwonen [2], a student housing project in Amsterdam, turns shipping containers into 1000 units and provides all the amenities a student could ever want. And aside from the obvious green usage of surplus shipping containers, Keetwonen [2]has integrated a rooftop to accommodate efficient rainwater drainage while providing heat dispersal and insulation for the containers beneath. Designed by TempoHousing [3] and completed last year, this is a great example of large-scale shipping containers serving as functional and comfortable space.

Containers are home to not only the 1000 units that each have a private balcony, but a cafe, supermarket, office space, and even a sports area. Units are arranged in “blocks,” each block containing a service unit with centralized electricity, internet, and networking systems.

+ Keetwonen [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/24/prefab-friday-keetwonen-container-student-housing/

[2] Keetwonen: http://www.tempohousing.com/projects/keetwonen.html

[3] TempoHousing: http://www.tempohousing.com/

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