Green container International Aid have realised the possibilities of rapid house development due to the shipping containers natural structure. On top of that it obviously is a housing development that is designed for more sustainable living. After years in the tropics myself you see weathers offer the extremes from hot sunny long days to heavy rainfall and flooding and a shipping container home survives these issues without too many problems. Add to that over the problems of concrete housing such as the need for water and materials being moved to site for construction or going down the timber route to find problems with termite infestation the shipping container often comes up as the most viable for many projects especially if rapid deployment is needed.
Container Home Design by Lawrence Group creating Harbinger SG Blocks shipping container home a beautiful small practical designed home which also gets taken to shows which shows its ability to be modular when needed but a beautiful home or office when not. The roof deck area gives a feeling of space as well as opening up to having a outdoor living space, depending on location and climate if your like me in the Philippines that would no doubt become the living room as rainfall for most of the year pretty much is none existant allowing for a roof decked large outside space that you can enjoy the views while going about your daily business.
There are some interesting design aspects of Steele Design’s Escape P.O.D. namely the use of natural ventilation although have a concern about roof removal of a container and also if tropical like here the overhangs would be better further out for not only catching more cool air to cool the building but also to prevent a soaking if there is heavy rainfall and a side wind. Concept is good though very minimalistic but no doubt could be easily functional.