Why living in a house made from shipping containers can be marvellous

People are starting to get more and more interested in ’green’ building. For example: making houses out of old shipping containers is a trend that is becoming popular. And if you’re already thinking that living in one would be miserable, LikeAble can prove to you that it doesn’t. The point is to use these unusual materials in a cool way.

A House in San Jose, Costa Rica

The architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe argues that such a building is not only eco-friendly, but also time and money efficient. It only cost $40,000, though the indoor scenes suggest that the host spent more on furniture than on building materials.

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The Manifesto House, Chile

Architects: James & Mau

© Antonio Corcuera

© Antonio Corcuera

© Antonio Corcuera

© Antonio Corcuera

A House in Redondo Beach, USA

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interiorholic

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A House in Quebec, Canada

The architect Bernard Morin took 7 old containers and united them into a quaint, asymmetric construction. The result is no less than a comfortable villa with the floor space of 300 sq. m. The house has four commodious bedrooms.

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A House in Santiago, Chile

Architects: Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos

This is a real mansion composed of 12 containers of different size. It’s floor space is 350 sq.m., and it looks gorgeous. No wonder it belongs to an art collector!

© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone

A Guest House in Texas, USA

We think that this house is the cosiest of all. Poteet Architects designed everything one needs, including a shower and a toilet. The house also has a lovely garden on the roof.

© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper

A House in Georgia, USA

Architects: Price Street Projects

If the previous buildings were too splendorous, this one can be easily built by anyone willing.

It is a humble house with a floor space of 80 sq. m. There is nothing extra: one bathroom, one bedroom, and a spacious and cozy living-room.

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lifebuzz

lifebuzz

Architects love containers

Containers are more than a cheap material allowing to build a house in a short span of time. Architects also appreciate their esthetic qualities no matter how weird it may sound. This is why containers are used not only to build dwelling houses, but also to erect business buildings. And the results are classy.

PUMA City Shop

Arhitects: LOT-EK

© Danny Bright

© Danny Bright

Beijing Exhibition Hall, China

Architects: Vector Architects

© Vector Architects

© Vector Architects

Oceanscope Observatory in Incheon, South Korea

Incheon has a huge port so there are lots of old containers. When AnLstudio architects were given a task to build a small open observatory, they chose the building material without a second thought.

© AnL Studio

© AnL Studio

© AnL Studio

Cite A Docks Residential Complex, France

Architects: Cattani Architects

This is a residential complex where one can rent a modest flat. In general, it is intended for student housing. The flats are tiny, but each of them has a bathroom, a kitchen, and a bedroom.

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