2+ Weekend House

On February 4, 2011, in Interesting Buildings, by cargo

The Slovenian architectural firm of Jure Kotnik Arhitekt is specialized in shipping container construction. Their 2+ Weekend House design uses containers specifically built for housing. This isn’t as environmentally friendly as using surplus shipping containers. But the Jure Kotnik containers have all the electrical wiring and plumbing connections built in, making it possible to construct a 2+ Weekend House extremely quickly. We really like the house’s efficient plan (see below).
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Awesome idea for cargo houses

On September 23, 2010, in Interesting Buildings, by cargo

Just found this container house here. It looks very good.

It’s an awesome idea for shipping container homes.

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What can you do with two shipping containers? An incredible house…

A house with 2 bedrooms. 2 full baths, full kitchen, laundry room…

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From seven recycled shipping containers, architect Bernard Morin and his wife Joyce Labelle built this contemporary residence in St. Adele, Quebec.  The home is the first of many to come for their new company, Maison Idekit, which will help homeowners turn containers into architecturally unique, and inexpensive, houses.
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Debbie Glassberg of Kansas City knew that if she could make a home for her family to feel comfortable living in, then she could make homes for others as well.

She made a great house out of 5 steel shipping containers. The house is 2,600 square feet of light and living space incorporating geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar.
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Ideas for small shops made out from shipping containers

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Platoon Kunsthalle is built of 28 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

Platoon Kunsthalle provides showcases of underground artists, studio residencies and a fine selection of cutting-edge stage performances to introduce the energetic potential of subculture in Korea and Asia.

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Uxbridge, UK : first Travelodge ( budget hotel company) hotel made out of shipping containers.

The 86 containers used in the Uxbridge hotel were prepared in China with plasterboard walls, electrics and bathrooms already in place before being shipped to the UK, stacked and assembled like lego pieces.

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