Some ideas for shipping container offices and restaurants showing that cargotecture and container living doesn’t have to be bland and boring but often it enhances an area, brings colour to it or even blends in unnoticed.
When starting to design a shipping container home its always good to have a starting point, an idea from where to build from. I came across this home which has dimensions that doing the build with 4 x 40ft containers would actually give you a bigger home than it but the design throws up a home that is a bit unique and its porch deck area which is another feature that could be utilized doing it with shipping containers is an added bonus. Creating the frame then dropping the containers onto the frame before welding them together would give you a straight surface to mount the containers. Utilizing the roof space as well you can set it up with solar panels and have the house installed with 12v lighting. In fact the house below is running on solar energy and is located in the Mojave Desert. Built by Blue Sky Homes its a simple and unique 2 bedroom home that pretty much offers everything a couple would need.
Sangiorgio Mobili have come up with some fantastic loft bedroom designs for kids. They show minimalistic neither has to be dull or clinical in design. Utilizing interesting shapes in the designs as well as bold colours it gives a bedroom area that the neighbours kids would be envious of. At the same time not losing the concept of being minimalistic and practical at the same time which makes them ideal for shipping container homes where many of the bedrooms are in smaller spaces.
The environemental Centre in Long Beach, California went to the extreme when working with shipping containers in their design. The E-CORRE Complex is designed by APHIDoIDEA Architects and utilizes new technologies in renewable energy. They have built into the centre a solar passive design with vegetated roof space as well as recycling materials. The arch design has been structured to tilt for solar exposure for the roof gardens which also include a rainwater harvesting network which reduce the need for heavy watering.
It offers not only everything people in the area would like to know about sustainable building development but also its own green community and amphitheatre.
ContainerHomes.Net is introducing a video on spay painting a standard ISO shipping container roof. This process of painting the top of two 20ft units took 4 minutes, using a $95 hand held spray pistal from Home Depot.