Liray House – Shipping Container Home By Proyecto ARQtainer In Chile

Shipping container home - Liray House by Ruben Rivera Peede - Chile

This shipping container home in Chile was created by architect Ruben Rivera Peede named “Liray House”. Its base size had to be no more than 115m2 and very low cost in construction with a completion price of $75,000. It was constructed in less than 3 months on a lot of 6775m2 with the property being located in an eastern corner to give the best views of the Andes mountian.

5 containers were used to construct the home as well as it being raised 55cm off the ground. This not only allows passive air movement but also reduces risk of damp as well as allowing things like plumbing pipes to be installed easily as most work was carried out off site. 2 40ft containers make up the bedrooms while 3 other containers create the living spaces. The original container flooring was removed and replaced with hardwood. This is probably to do with toxins within the floor rather than anything else as it could have been boarded over.

On the insulation side Projected Cellulose was used which has an internal density of 45 to 60kg/m3. It helps reduce heat build up as well as heat loss depending on the time of year. It also removes hollow sounds from the building as well as being extremely fireproof. Another important factor is that Corten steel is used in the shipping containers as this is a rust proof and highly damp proof material. Always worth checking the “structure” of a shipping container and either go for Corten or Aluminium.

Source :- Ruben Rivera Peede

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