Shipping Container Office In Singapore “’phase z. ro”

Shipping container office - singapore

Shipping container buildings are often seen as “too hot” but if this is the case why are we seeing more and more appearing in Tropical climates?

Here we find an unusual shipping container office complex in Singapore. Although temporary they could quite happily sit there for the next 20 years completely functional. The shipping container offices which have been painted bright yellow known as the ‘phase z. ro’ have actually already been moved and no doubt found a new home already. The design and build of shipping container architecture allows almost giant Lego ease of dismantling and reconstructing elsewhere. Interesting project whatever way you look at it mind.

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Eco Home In Beverly Hills By Aleks IstanBullu Architects.

First thing is it isn’t a shipping container house but it could easily have been. Aleks Istanbullu Architects undertook this green small home which blends with its natural environment. I could see the cladding affect being used over shipping containers rather easily.

The home itself maybe taller than most shipping container homes by design but I also think there is space wasted around the home for interior designs sake. But still some good ideas amongst the home such as the doorway in the bookcase which could easily be utilised for a shipping container home to allow passage and privacy at the same time storage. Floor to ceiling mirrors to give a feeling of space. Windows the same full height maximising light and at the same creating the feeling of openness and making the rooms feel bigger.

Eco Green House Design 

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Eco Green House Design

Podd – Australian Prefabricated Shipping Container Housing

podds - Shipping container homes Australia

Podd have also caught onto the niche of container/modular housing and are producing these modern designed homes for use in Australia. The construction takes an estimated 5 hours on site which isn’t bad going and internally looks great. The roof is also hydralulic to save time. Initially designed to help boost moral for mining employees but I can see a lot of people finding a use for these little homes.

The houses are made using shipping containers. The additional walls, ceilings, and floor structure are constructed using Austral exflam sandwich panel composite.

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Although the space seems small due to its design and colour and lighting affects the place does seem a lot bigger than it is. I love the design which is more inline with professional business than hobby farming or off-grid living. A rather unique shipping container house which others may find acceptable as a hotel chalet or conferencing rooms. Very professional finish love it!

Shipping Container House Construction From Start To Finish.

I came across a slideshow earlier today that shows how easy shipping container housing construction can be if its well thought out and the preparation is done properly in advance so wanted to share it with you.

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After all the planning is done the next important thing is marking out where the shipping containers are going to go but also to make sure all the levels are correct for the bases so that there are no problems later. As you can see here the outline has been set and height and length are being checked on the drop to make sure the containers will end up where they should do.

marking out shipping container home adding shipping container concrete base

Ground is then set with the bases which have been formed in concrete to allow the shipping containers to sit on top of them. Due to the robust design and nature of shipping containers they don’t need as much bracing and supports as you may suspect.

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Grounds all sorted next step is making sure the shipping containers are of good quality and no twisting or bad rusting or dents. There is another post on this blog regarding inspecting shipping containers so won’t discuss it in great detail.

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Any repairs that needed doing such as grinding out surface rust and cutting the openings that are needed are better off done at the depot where there is likely a team already on site that can do it quickly and cost affectively due to having the tools at hand and experience in dealing with shipping containers.

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Still on site another feature of a container depot is they often have refurbishments which means they also have spray booths big enough to take shipping containers. Spraying these giant beasts out in the open air isn’t advisable if you can help it to get a good finish. Here we see they have been sprayed on site and being prepared for loading and moving to their destination.

respray shipping container

shipping conainer home delivery

Construction of the prefabrication done and an assessment of the location and roads have made sure that the roads are not only accessible by heavy plant equipment but also trucks to deliver the shipping containers.

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Base shipping container is dropped into place and aligned with the concrete base. There may also be metal bars set of some description to help lock the shipping container to the concrete or to be welded later.

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  Lifting equipment is expensive and advisable that you prep as much stuff for them as possible as an easy life for them if they are working per day or per hour basis is worthwhile as stuff that could have been done for them in advance may slow them down to the point an extra day is needed even if its minor work. Shipping container two is lifted into place and carefully aligned and put into position.

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building shipping container home building shipping container home

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building shipping container home building shipping container home

building shipping container home

Third shipping container needs complete turn to be the right way round to drop into position. Always worth trying to work out things like which way trucks need to be unloaded and if you do have limited space for things like turning that before they are loaded they are the “right way round!”. That is a something that can waste time if the plant has to move off site if you have limited space to turn the container round on a truck bed then drive all the way back. Not a problem in this case but have had more complex problems in the past on construction projects. Third shipping container is in place and now its starting to look more like a home.

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With the crane still on site try and get them to do as much as possible as your paying! In this case getting the roof trusses up onto the top of the shipping containers will save the builders hours of lifting manually by being able to stack the trusses up on the roof with one single lift bringing them all up.

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installing shipping container home roof installing shipping container home roof

With the crane getting things up early means that the workers can lay out and get the trusses up in quick time. Surprising how fast you can do it all with the right equipment. Prefabricating the trusses off site is also worthwhile as they need to be made all identical and with this size not something your likely to knock up in your back garden.

welding shipping container

Once the trusses are in place and the shipping container fixed you can add hangers to help secure them as you can see here in the central area.

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Welding all the corners to fix the shipping container in position is the next job and whilst the welder gets on with that others can start fitting out the windows etc.

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Extra steel being added to the central area to create a new floor section.

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All the welding done its starting to take shape well as a home and you can start to get an idea of how everything is going to look when finished.

building shipping container house installing shipping container roof

installing shipping container roof installing shipping container roof

Time for the roof to go on and its a time consuming job but generally as long as you get the other parts of the project level and in the right place it makes these jobs faster. Its why people will always complain if a base of a project is wrong because it creates a problem for every single job that follows after.

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The main construction finished its all down to the finishing work and glazing. Won’t be an overnight completion but now you can work under the roof allowing work in all weathers, all hours and a secure place to keep equipment while you finish the home.

Have to admit I am quite taken with the home, the design is simple and due to the majority of the measurements being fixed in the shipping container units themselves it does mean its less likely a construction project building a shipping container home is likely to have problems. All measurements are fixed dimensions and as long as you make sure the bases are right the rest of the construction will be pretty straight forward as you can see.

Source :- SteelArt.com

Shipping Container house – Studio H:T

 Studio H:T - Shipping container house

This house was constructed and designed by Studio H:T and resides in Nederland, Colorado, USA. Its floor area is approx 1,517 square feet and to be honest the design they put together did get me first wondering if it was just a modular house until I seen the construction photos. The paneled walls make the home look rather unique but also to the point that its use of mixed colours contrasting with the environment actually make it blend in with them even more. Add to that the home is set in a V shape the sitting room opens up the wild open spaces and fantastic views. One of the most unique and interesting designs for a shipping container house I have seen so far and probably one of the best.


 Studio H:T - Shipping container house  

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Shipping Container Home For Dogs

shipping container dog house

Melissa Rivera from Unleash Studio, is the designer of this little project. I found it extremely funny when I first seen it but I am sure a dog and owner would be extremely proud of owning one of these. This little shipping container seems to have all the mod cons a dog needs and more, while extremely stylish. Does get me thinking though how many people would buy one of these? I am not one for the small dog so could see if I built one of these being 1/4 scale of a normal shipping container home if it was to accommodate a larger dog. I do see a lot of people around with their accessory dog and I am sure this is their cup of tea.

shipping container dog house

shipping container dog house

shipping container dog house

shipping container dog house

shipping container dog house