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The Spacious Prefab WingHouse Unfolds From a Shipping Container

Posted By Andrew Michler On November 11, 2011 @ 5:55 pm In Cargotecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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The main design principle of the WingHouse is relatively simple. Because they come in the standard shipping container [4] size they are easily transportable and do not need a crane to set down. The walls of the container sized unit rise up like wings (hence the name), with a built-in crane to create a large butterfly roof– this little movie [5]shows how it is done (the design is similar to how the new Glide House [6] unfolds onsite). Tucked behind are a pair of floors which fold down onto a foundation which is not much more than cement blocks. Panels are inset between the roof and floor with built-in windows and doors.

The result is a large interior space which can be finished in multiple ways. Because there are no internal supports, a home with a large open floor plan can accommodate three bedrooms.  Other floor plans include a four to eight bedroom dorm, an office space or just a simple meeting room. The finished units comes wired and plumbed with built-in cabinets. The butterfly roof [7] and horizontal sections to the panels add a clear contemporary style, letting visitors know this is not the same old portable.

+ WingHouse [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] WingHouse: http://www.winghouses.com/index.html

[2] Unfolding from a shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-shipping-container-is-a-pop-up-prefab-party/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-spacious-prefab-winghouse-unfolds-from-a-shipping-container/winghouse-6/?extend=1

[4] shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/m2e-power/

[5] little movie : http://www.winghouses.com/movie.html

[6] Glide House: http://inhabitat.com/blu-homes-unveils-its-first-newly-redesigned-glidehouse-on-the-puget-sound/

[7] butterfly roof: http://inhabitat.com/interview-university-of-maryland-wins-big-at-the-2011-solar-decathlon/watershed-home-solar-decathlon-render/

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