July 24, 2014



 

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Innovative Smart Green Homes from Shipping Containers

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smart-green-homes-veranda-section

Designed by Anand Bungalows, a design/build firm in Malaysia, this awesome shipping container home includes rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation, plus energy and water efficient design. This recycled container house is located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang and consists of six, stacked containers, four of which are oriented north and south and two oriented east and west.

The four containers are stacked to create a two story volume with the doors oriented to the north to form partial enclosures for the balconies and windows. In between the container volumes, a double height atrium was constructed allowing for proper ventilation. Hot air rises and the windows on opposing sides encourage cross ventilation.

Built on a concrete pier foundation, the home has a light footprint on the surrounding land. The large shed roofs keep sun off the containers and minimize heat gain, while directing rainwater into a large cistern underneath the house. Grey water is recycled and used along with the rainwater in the gardens. Moreover, low flow water fixtures, energy efficient appliances and natural daylighting help reduce the footprint of the home even further.

smart-green-homes-photovoltaic-system

smart-green-homes-photovoltaic-system

smart-green-homes-model-view

smart-green-homes-model-view

smart-green-homes-furnitures

smart-green-homes-furnitures

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smart-green-homes-four-stacked-countainer

source: inhabitat, anand, jetsongreen

The Lovely Deceiving Shipping Container Home

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Shipping-Container-night-view

This lovely shipping container house that located in Richmond, California was a great example of the beautiful work that can be done with shipping container. Its designed by  Leger Wanaselja Architects. With a contemporary classic style, regular-looking facade and huge light-filled windows, it must be hard to tell that this was a shipping container house.

Shipping-Container-livingroom-interior

Shipping-Container-livingroom-interior

If you’re like a more traditional look, this is the house for you! Check out the interior shots of this deceiving home – they give you a really good idea of the available space.

Shipping-Container-kitchen-and-diningroom-interior

Shipping-Container-kitchen-and-diningroom-interior

Coming in at only 1,350 sq feet, his house was built by three insulated shipping containers. Its stacked on two levels with a two-story atrium in the middle, this home packs a lot into a small footprint. This home has three good sized bedrooms, and a large open living room which connects into the long kitchen and dining room.

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Holyoke Cabin is Shipping Home Beautiful Containers

Shipping Home Beautiful Containers

Shipping Home Beautiful Containers

Holyoke Cabin is an excellent example of the use, elegant efficient shipping containers to create a comfortable cabin on the grid. Two shipping containers used, was obtained for each $ 800, serves as a starting point for beautiful prefabricated living outside Duluth, Minnesota.

prefabricated living outside Duluth, Minnesota

prefabricated living outside Duluth, Minnesota

Elegance of this design lies not in a super polished appearance, but the simple use of containers as structures, and attachments. Because shipping containers are relatively structural items to begin with, the idea to use two of them as the basis of the whole building is an excellent use of materials.

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Wonderful Art Studio Shipping Container in New York

Wonderful Art Studio Shipping Container

Wonderful Art Studio Shipping Container

Well we know that shipping containers can be used to build a beautiful building, but this is an art studio by B. Architecture in Amagansett, New York is really beautiful.

Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

The artist has a $ 60,000 budget to work with and I wanted something close to a good home as a functional work space, but also inviting and reflection.

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City shelter two million shipping containers in Haiti storms

shipping container homes in haiti

shipping container homes in haiti

There are many disasters this year, but after the earthquake of Haiti left the country in a sad condition, and with hurricane season approaching, two million people homeless and adequate living in tents. Assistance in the form of shipping containers for housing is in progress, but help is always needed.

two million shipping containers in Haiti storms

two million shipping containers in Haiti storms

Richard Moreta and her team, Green Container international assistance, which we discussed in February, is working on securing a large number of containers used for shipping containers in their cities.

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