Simple Intermodal Design Solution For A Changing World

shipping container cabin, intermodal design

The interest in shipping container homes is increasing rapidly and no doubt its a mix of those looking for environmental homes as well as those suffering with the recession taking standard homes out of the financial reach of many. InterModal Design from Hive have come up with 6 shipping container cabin designs. Understanding the limitations of shipping container homes Intermodal Design studied Japanese home design as well as yacht interiors. This is mainly down to the fact that minimalist and functional are pretty much applied to both types of homes where much of the furniture is multi use and often will disappear into a wall or an opening to maximise space when not in use. On top of this Intermodal Design are looking to utilize green technologies such as LED lighting and low water consumption fixtures. Going off grid is also an available option within the design teams ability.

 

shipping container cabin, intermodal design

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Rendering credits: InterModal Design and Hive Modular.

beautiful home located in Shimasaki, Kyushu Island, Japan.

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.

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