Gallery: One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

 
The steel window frames are jig welded, and subsequently welded into the openings. Glass is then bonded directly onto the frame, similar to how windscreens are bonded onto a car. This bonding method reduces the use of traditional aluminum extrusions and their associated rubber inserts. This bonding approach also adds strength back into the frame.

One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20′ shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space. They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or sending them off to shipping container rebuilders. Windows are bonded to the frame of the structure similar to how a car windshield is attached — this provides extra support for the frame. Rather than traditional insulation and wall facing, a composite panel is used that provides efficient insulation, strength, and a wall. This composite is also fire-retardant, vermin proof and fully recyclable.

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