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.
Les Grandes Tables of Seguin Island makes a very bold statement with its timber framing and glass structure. Its framing of suspended scaffolding around shipping containers gives it a rather interesting look. Located in the middle of a seasonal garden the 1000 sqft restaurant also containers a large agricultural green house that produces fresh vegetables as well as exotic plants.
The natural ventilation helps keep the building cool while the emense glass structure allows visitors to view the gardens throughout. Another additional interesting function is the transparent roof opens up in good weather to infuse the building with fresh air.
The Seguin Island was abandoned by auto maker Renault nearly 20 years ago and has been needing revitalising for some time. The arrival of the 120 seat restaurant not only improved what had become a blight on the landscape but also offers a viable function venue for weddings, meetings and other celebrations, also expect quality regional cuisine prepared by French chef, Arnaud Daguin.