Shipping containers make for amazing homes while being modern and cost-effective. At the very same time, they are environment-friendly as well. What follows is a list of 12 amazing homes that will make you wonder why you’re not living in a home made from shipping containers.
The two shipping containers help in creating a taller common area in this amazing residence that has been designed by Studio H:T. The bedrooms are located in the containers, whereas the entry, living, dining and a loft is situated in the center area. The project is slated to be off-the-grid by utilizing passive cooling, intelligent solar panel orientation, green roofs, photovoltaics and pellet stove heating for the generation of electricity.
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture has designed this wonderful orange container home. It was designed for clients in San Jose, Costa Rica. The aim was to provide breath-taking views of the natural landscape. The roof featured between the two containers has been created by making use of scrap metal.
Arcgency is a Copenhagen based architecture firm and created the ‘WFH House’ in Wuxi, China. It was created by stacking three shipping containers. Upcycled steel shipping containers have been utilized for making the steel frame that was then covered with a sustainable bamboo façade. The home features a rainwater collection system, skylights, permeable paving and solar cell-clad green roof.
This particular structure was shown off at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and is known as MDU – Mobile Dwelling Unit. It has been designed by Lot-EK and is meant for traveling along with the dweller to long distance destinations. The sub-volume are driven in to fill the entire container when it’s on the move. Once the sub-volumes are pushed in, they are interlocked, thus leaving the container flush and ready for shipping anywhere in the world. The sub-volumes can be pushed out, thus making the 500 sq. ft. interior ready for working and living.
Lot-EK is also responsible for the designing of this 1,500-sq. ft. penthouse apartment situated in New York City. The project featured the transformation of a mechanical room and addition of a bedroom with a patio on the roof. You can see a yellow container that has been deconstructed partially in order to become an open outdoor space.
This is a residence located in Houston and comprises of three containers with a total area of 1,538 sq. ft. to offer as living space. It was designed by architect Christopher Robertson of a local firm Robertson Design. He says that one of the goals was to make the residence feel like a conventional home.
Poteet Architects is a firm best known for its adaptive reuse of existing structures and has designed this wonderful 32 sq. ft. guest house in San Antonio, Texas. The interior has been cladded with bamboo plywood for the floor and walls while the deck has been created using recycled soda bottles. It features a planted roof as well.
This one was designed by CG Architects and is located in Brittany, France. It features two shipping containers that have been cantilevered above two more and it features a planted roof as well. The bedrooms are located on top and the dining/living space is situated below.
Cove Park is situated on 50-acres of Scotland’s west coast and is a community for the established artists. Container City made three cubes in 2002 using shipping containers as artist retreats and then another six were made in 2006.
Welcome to Adam Kalkin Container House in Califon, New Jersey. It is three shipping containers wide by 2 shipping containers tall. It features glass on two sides, thus allowing sufficient entry for light while featuring industrial materials. It has a Rustic fir flooring along with mahogany closing doors.
What you’re looking at is a 40-ft cargo container house that has been built on a flat site in the Galician countryside of Spain. It was designed by architects Severo Fernández and Basilio Rodríguez of Estudio Base.
This particular house was designed by Maziar Behrooz Architecture and is an 840 sq. ft. studio located right next to the client’s house on Long Island, New York. Two shipping containers were used for this project and have been worked upon so that they blend in quite well with their surroundings.