The below 1350 square foot, three bedroom house uses three forty-foot containers. Two are stacked on one another with the the third cut in half and stacked on itself. Leger Wanaselja Architecture relied on repurposed refrigerated shipping containers, which provides instant exterior siding, insulation, and a built-in structural frame (no timber frames required, unfortunately. How horrible!). Additional framing was only needed where windows and interior partitions within the containers were added.
Absolutely ingenuous! If any architects, builders or designers are reading this; we'd love to see how you'd recommend incorporating timbers (reclaimed, of course) into these container homes.
Leger Wanaselja Architecture apparently didn’t stop with the containers only. They incorporated shipping container doors as retaining walls as part of the site prep. Additional green materials such as, blown cellulose insulation to the roof and floors, 50% fly ash/slg in concrete foundation and piers, “green seal” paint on the interior, along with 100% wool carpet and bamboo flooring were used in the Container House.
For day lighting, Solar Tubes are put in use as well as energy star appliances, super high efficiency water heater and dual flush Caroma toilets.
For more information, check out London's container city as well as the LINK to the rest of the article.