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circa 2010
Elena M. Michel, Msc.

shipping containers

 

THE FACTS

Second Eden Studio re-imagines shipping containers to create modern, sustainable, and affordable housing. Shipping containers have been designed to stack, last a long time, and with hardy materials. Shipping containers come in several standard sizes, but residences typically use 9'-5" H x 8' W x 20' L or 40' L.

Second Eden Studio: architecture :: graphics :: sustainability

Converting shipping containers into housing can be ideal when using those which are pre-insulated. The insulated containers have been designed for transporting perishable goods and foods. The insulation is a compact mineral wool; and without metal or wood studs, there are no cold bridges.

Just like building blocks, 

the combinations are as

infinite as the 

imagination...

Dormitory Living

Affordable housing has become scarce along with economic stability. Students are especially vulnerable and may sacrifice their safety to save money. Shipping container buildings support the need for safe, sustainable, and affordable living. 

The site layout [above] is called 'Piazza'. It utilizes twenty or forty foot long shipping containers centered around an intimate courtyard for smaller populations or sites. Click the image above to see more examples of layouts and plans.

A single student plan [above] can have a loft bed, living area, kitchenette, wardrobe, and WC. The container is pre-insulated, approximately 146 ft² (13.5 m²), and container dimensions are 8' x 9.5' x 20'. Click the image above to view a slide show with infinite possibilities for floor plans, buildings, and communities.

BOX house

Shipping containers are re-imaged to create this five bedroom house. Each container acts as a pod providing comfort and privacy. Their original container doors open inward to connect with the rest of the house. A three story curtain wall utilizes smart glass technology for privacy and energy efficiency. This eco-house has been designed for modern and versatile living.

COT house

This cozy and sweet cottage utilizes just three twenty-foot-long shipping containers. It has been designed for almost any terrain and is ideal for a family get away or get away from the family! Outdoor living is encouraged with rooftop terraces and ground floor decking to enjoy nature from every perspective.

L house

This four bedroom house has been designed utilizing shipping containers. The 'L' shape layout is optimal for multiple views and solar exposure.The design is ideal for comfortable family living with nooks-and-crannies for kids as well as an open plan kitchen, dining, and family room.  The L house is both sustainable as well as designed for modern living.

LUV nest

Two containers, two stories, and perfect for two. This one bedroom container house is ideal as a starter home or a quiet hideaway. It's simple design allows for construction off site and adaptable to almost any terrain. 

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