10 Amazing Shipping Container Architectural Structures
A shipping container has already become a potential housing element and a prefabricated house part. And not only for disaster relief but also as a budget house variant. It was already given a term “cargotecture” and people are recycling abandoned containers to use in construction of their houses, guest houses, cabin and various retreats.
Shipping Container Architecture
12 Container House
12 Container House by Adam Kalkin consists of twelve cargo shipping containers stacked inside a larger structure that unites them into a single living space. The containers are made into rooms and different areas of the house while the facade wall of the building is made of glass.
Push Button House
Another container transformation by Adam Kalkin is a Push Button House design. A single container opens up just from the push of a button at the sides to reveal a small living area.
Container Guest House by Jim Poteet is made out of a single container with glazed front and side wall. It is enhanced with the rooftop garden and a terrace. The bedroom and bathroom are hidden in the left side of the container that was left
Container Guest House & Home Office
Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan from California have added two shipping containers to their loft to create a home office and a guest room. The bright yellow and blue containers were stacked crossed and furnished. The guest house container also features a glass side wall to clear out the space visually.
Container City, Cove Park
Cove Park Container House is truly an artist’s retreat. Created by Container City the container houses are located in Cover Parka center for arts in Scotland. The house is covered with grass for insulation and allow beautiful surrounding views in through a transparent front wall.
Insiniski Manifesto house by James & Mau Architecture consists of three shipping containers that make a total area of 160 square meters and feature wooden panels that protect the metal structure from heat in summer and retract in winter to let the sun heat the containers.
Redondo Beach House
Redondo Beach house by De Maria Design is constructed with use of the shipping containers as well as other materials and has been awarded a 2007 AIA Honor Award for Design Excellence/Special Innovation.
Crossbox House is a prefab house by CG Architects that consists of four crossed containers furnished inside and out and fits for a single family.
Containers of Hope
Containers of Hope is a project by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Constructed of the two containers the house has an area of 1,000 square foot and glazed side walls.
Container Art Studio
This art studio was created by Maziar Behrooz Architecture from two shipping containers.
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