Gallery: Team China Fuses High & Low Tech With The Y Container Solar De...

image © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
We’re no strangers to shipping container architecture, but Team China’s Y Container house at the Solar Decathlon definitely impressed us with its interesting use of these common building blocks. The Solar Decathlon, which came to a close this weekend in Washington D.C., challenges collegiate students to transform our understanding of consumer housing by developing innovative, eco-friendly, and energy efficient homes. Team China constructed the Y Container house using six recycled shipping containers, interconnected in such a way to form a Y shape. Considering their trans-Atlantic journey, the design makes a lot of sense in terms of shipping, but the home also boasts a surprisingly comfortable interior. And despite a modest choice of shipping containers, the house looks pretty futuristic, hosting a triangular solar panel roof and a wooden strip wrap that both softens the façade and helps keep the home cool.

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1 Comment

  1. eddiephahamane October 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    The best innovations i have ever seen with Ship Containers… The dti in a 4th world country like Lesotho could use this innovations to upgrade where such need is in dire!
    Constructing one of this as an exhibition in Lesotho would create an awareness that could never fail its goal…

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