Monday, August 29, 2011

Shipping You Home

A group of several creative architects has started a new and fascinating trend - recycling steel corrugated shipping containers and using them in their work.  Not only is this trend "green", it saves considerably on construction costs.  They've done it all - from using just a couple of containers to create a tiny and efficient home with everything you could need, to providing just the framework for an indoor/outdoor entryway, to building a entire city block of shipping container housing for students in Holland.

All the basics, from Poteet Architects:

A woodsy hideaway from Maziar Behrooz Architecture:

The Redondo Beach House by De Maria Design:

Keetwonen by TempoHousing in Holland:

I'm guessing these steel structures would have been a great place to ride out Irene!

1 comment:

  1. Laura Leslie CroneyAugust 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    This is fascinating! We considered buying the 40 ft shipping container we used to move back to St.Croix as storage, as many people do here. I couldn't take the eyesore in the backyard, but perhaps I could have made it beautiful like these pictures are!