Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Displaced people due to the natural disasters that hit japan in Onagawa in the Miyagi prefecture are getting to see a solution using shipping containers is not only rapid but practical and functional.Shigeru Ban Architects came up with the idea and it uses a 3 level stack of 6 containers with the initial construction offering 188 temporary homes to homeless japanese.

For me it also shows how practical using old shipping containers can offer a solution to other countries with housing issues as the conversion costs are reasonable and the availability of containers in many places are abundant.

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)plan layout - Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)