Probably one of the strangest buildings we have come across but it all actually makes sense. The shipping container is both inside and outside of the building but the shipping container isn’t as important as the other parts of the building. But the ideas that come with the design could be for other shipping container homes. French architect patrick partouche created ‘maison à lesquin’ which is a dual use building for living and office. Based in Lesquin, France two large greenhouses sit with a metal building between them. Due to the nature of these large green houses they act as thermal insulation for the whole building. The steel frames covered in polycarbonate sheeting allow use of the building throughout the whole year and when its too hot the convertible roof will open to let heat out, at the same time large doors on the perimeter can be opened to allow airflow.
In the winter the reverse happens where the building is closed up but the suns rays heat up the green house areas which in turn heat the whole building. In the evenings or if its too sunny there are large white curtains on tracks that can be adapted to your needs.