Amazon’s modular data centre’s

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Amazon web services doesn’t really openly discuss its datacentre’s and infrastructure for their web presence. With cloud computing currently being one of the biggest developments on the web to date its also something that relies heavily on data centre’s to make it viable.

Engineer James Hamilton produced this presentation at an open house conference showing how the company utilizes modular technology for its data centre.

You can see it here

Container home using “Containix units” – Bonaire

Modular home - Bonaire 

Similar to a shipping container home but in a modular slot wall type system the Containix units make a nice finish to the home. Eric Criens sent me an email of his home off the coast of Venuezela this morning and I wanted to share the photos as it covers a lot of different stages of construction with shipping containers or modular type homes.

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Quite a lot of useful information in the photos and from an installation already complete. I would like to thank Eric for sending over his project photos and if anyone else wants to send theirs in as well they are welcome to do so.

Shipping Container Office Buildings – Philippines

Gothong Southern - Shipping containers 

Shipping container modular buildings may not be the first thing to spring to mind when thinking of filling a companies needs in a tropical climate. At the same time anywhere near the ports it makes a lot of sense as its in keeping with the local area as well as easy to have delivered. Here in Cebu, Philippines I spent a day looking for shipping container modular buildings around the city and port area. A couple of reasons in doing so the first one being most people can’t believe people would use a shipping container to live or work inside because they are “too hot” and secondly I am very interested in cargotecture and shipping container modular buildings.

shipping container office and seating

This one I noticed when I first came to Cebu and it makes a lot of sense during the day to have seating so high up. Road dust off the main road is bad as well as the surrounding area being built up restricting airflow but also concrete density increases heat. Sitting up above three shipping containers your literally getting the best the local area has to offer with airflow and arguably cleaner air.

Shipping Container Office - Cebu, Philippines

Another Shipping container office one of the better developed ones but also its located in a shipping container yard so no issue in getting shipping containers for the project!JAJ Aggregates - Shipping container offices Cebu, PhilippinesJAJ Aggregates - Shipping container offices Cebu, Philippines

JAJ Aggregates is one of the most interesting cargotecture designs I have come across in the local area as its suspended one side of the building in air sat on two concrete pillars (you can’t see its Sunday which is obviously wash day). The two concrete pillars are sat behind the laundry.Shipping container building - Cebu,Philippines

 A shipping container office still in development. Something to do with a local truck haulier, often people live in the trucks and its likely this is either going to be an office for the vehicle owners or a rest place on route for the drivers. That extra bit of paint will make a huge difference to the left side!

Modular floating house

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At first it may not seem relevant to a shipping container home but then when you start to see the design uses, size, shapes and overall use of space they do fit into container homes as either something that can be done with shipping container homes or for getting some ideas. At the same time modular floating homes also bring up some new questions such as why aren’t more people doing this. Here in the Philippines there are plenty of locations these types of homes would be safe from tidal damage or bad weather but also may be a cheap solution to some of the housing issues in the Philippines or even space for those yachting enthusiasts looking for a weekend getaway with friends or somewhere to return to in the evenings.

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Or for waterways that aren’t prone to heavy flooding or rapid waters they could also make an ideal stop off floating hotel for boat tours or a bit more of a unique experience. The natural cooling of the water will help keep these buildings at an ambient temperature although the power connections could initially be an issue to get to the homes at first unless solar/wind is used.

Constructing a Prefabricated house in 6hrs – United Kingdom

Back in the UK its good to see the 6hrs construction going in, I came from the construction trade and spent years in modular as well as exhibition carpentry. The fact a house can be located within 6 hours shows how good modular construction as well as shipping container homes can be if done on a mass production. Dropping houses in one after the other. This home had its interior finished that day and part of the following, at the same time having several teams dropping these types of modular homes you could literally be looking at a completed house every 2 days after released from factory making it a quick turnaround to live in.