The design above is a good example of integrating a balcony area as often it gets overlooked yet could be a view over the ocean, BBQ and dining area, or simply an external sitting and entertaining area. The other thing I like about this size of unit as well though is it can maximize the 2 x 20ft containers by joining them together in an L shape then using the balcony to complete the unit as a square. Giving a modern looking home which doesn’t look too obvious of its shipping container roots with the over cladding.
An interesting name for an interesting house. This modular home is something that is being sold in Burlington, Wisconsin, the Manilow weeHouse is a prefab getaway-home with blue and yellow container sidings. Designed by Alchemy Architects, the weeHouse is a prefabricated, modular structure ranging from 341 sf studio and up to 2090 sf full home. Its ideal for a getaway or simply a nice simple home with wide open frontage giving the best access to nature in comfort. I could see many holiday places wanting to buy these for holiday use as they are perfect for the small family on holiday.
This was a speech conducted by Alchemy architecture that you may find interesting showing a few concepts on house development. Its not too long but it does show different designs to suit different needs with various clients. Also the fact that modular and pre-fabricated buildings are on the rise. Although the term container house isn’t used you can see the modules are based on a similar design.