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Stacked Shipping Containers Create Smart Green Homes in Malaysia
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 27, 2010 @ 1:15 pm In Cargotecture,Sustainable Building | 13 Comments
Designer Ken Kwok leads the firm Anand Bungalows, and has a wealth of experience in residential design having built hundreds of homes in and around Malaysia. This recycled container house  is located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang and consists of six, stacked containers – four of which are oriented north and south and two oriented east and west. The four containers are stacked to create a two-story volume with the doors oriented to the north to form partial enclosures for the balconies and windows. In between the container volumes, a double height atrium was constructed allowing for proper ventilation - hot air rises and the windows on opposing sides encourage cross ventilation.
Built on a concrete pier foundation, the home has a light footprint on the surrounding land. The large shed roofs  keep sun off the containers and minimize heat gain, while directing rainwater into a large cistern underneath the house. Grey water is recycled and used along with the rainwater  in the gardens. Moreover, low flow water fixtures, energy-efficient appliances and natural daylighting help reduce the footprint of the home even further.
Via Jetson Green 
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URLs in this post:
 six shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/la-warehouse-office-is-a-shipping-container-city/
 Anand Bungalows: http://anand.com.my/containerhome.htm
 shipping container: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/shipping-container
 recycled container house: http://inhabitat.com/exclusive-pics-shipping-container-prefab-home-pops-up-in-ny/
 large shed roofs: http://inhabitat.com/the-green-building-sustainability-center-rejuvenates-a-neighborhood/
 rainwater: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/rainwater
 + Anand Bungalows: http://anand.com.my/project.htm
 Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/04/upcycled-container-house-in-malaysia.html
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IVYfdeNwnQ
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