A Shipping Container Gallery based in Oslo by MMW for Alexandra Dyvi not only is a cheap method of construction but also extremely environmental when using recycled materials especially if the containers themselves in this case are near their final destination. But also the containers themselves are in keeping with a dockside look.
Due to the lack of light in shipping containers because of no windows the addition of circular windows opposite each other allows strong northern light to pass through, as well as rectangular end windows bringing plenty of light. The original site was one of ship building which is another in keeping factor of the shipping container structure. Especially when you introduce walkways and steel ship type steps.
The structure itself is made up of 10 shipping containers which were then insulated on the interior before covered in plywood and sheetrock.
The issue with shipping container homes is always space but Ikea offered up some realistic solutions to a students shipping container home which not only shows how practical the Ikea furniture is but also how modern and nice a shipping container can look as well as being functional.
Anderson Architecture + Nishiyama Architects, built this Japanese home although not made from shipping containers i thought it was an important find worth posting. The first thing is the use of natural materials that could brighten up any container home with things like solid or plywood ceilings with an added beam affect. The next was the layout of the structure as you can see it would fit in with using shipping containers very easily side by side or even better create a span across a few containers to allow maximum space with the least amount of material waste. The blend of natural woods, metal and white paint also give an airy feel to the property to give it a much wanted feeling of space.
Channel 9 in Australia had its first airing of a show called “Top Design” which is a reality TV show based round interior design and architecture. They compete to be the no.1 designer to win the competition and in the first show they gave the contestants Shipping Containers to show case and develop their work with a fixed budget of AUD$25,000 and only 4 days to finish the projects. Interesting thing with this is that Shipping Container Homes is mainly dominated by Green minded people so great to see some people from a design profession showing some interesting designs and concepts that really do show what can be created from a Shipping Container Home.
Scroll down to see the end design results, to be honest I am pretty impressed with a few of them and others are a bit too unfinished for my taste.