Easyshed understand that living in these days can mean a lot more than just having a shelter, food and clothing. People have evolved a lot in the last 50 years and the trend is of an exponential growth. The differences between generations will be more significant than there are now. Take a look at these 22 amazing buildings all made from shipping containers ? very impressive!
Shipping Container Guest House
There is a small patio in front and above it a bit of a roof so the rain doesn?t smash directly into the door. The interior features wood panels on walls for the sensation of warmth and comfort. Bold combinations of colours and materials make this structure a fine place to hang out, looking permanently to the surrounding landscape.
Kalkin?s Shipping Container Homes
This creation over here defies anything you knew before in matter of houses. This beauty over here is made out of containers. New Jersey architect Adam Kalkin designed and build his own house from recycled shipping containers.
Painted Shipping Containers
This maritime shipping containers home was born with the idea of making use of industrial elements that can be easily assembled and also in a very short period of time. To deal with the special limitations due the predetermined size of the containers they stacked the containers on top of another.
Starbucks made from shipping containers
If so far we?ve seen shipping containers used as a living place, here is a daring idea of a business man who has imagined his new Starbucks building a little bit different compared to what we are used to see. That crazy idea came from their extensive use of these containers to ship their coffee and tea from all over the world. Perhaps this is just a cool strategy, by wanting to associate their products with freshness. The design is unique even for a drive-through fast food type of building, but maybe this particular fact made it possible. The fact that their new building can house only coffee machinery and a small working area for the employees made this a perfect choice. It is cool and interesting and can be perceived as a road opener for other businesses that don?t necessarily need a big space inside. This alternative is fast, easy less expensive, and after you?re done using them you can always recycle for an extra pound
Now let?s take a look at a more complex project. French architect Patrick Partouche designed in 2010, a place that, although is built from cargo containers tends to imitate a traditional house. This contemporary house has approximately 2,240 square feet and cost around 221.000 euros to complete. Plenty of natural light comes in making each metallic corner or junction shine highlighting the industrial theme.
Containers of Hope, a $40,000 home
Benjamin Garcia Saxe has built with $ 40,000, an interesting place to live in Costa Rica. This project concentrates more on a communion with nature than an actual building. This house is very chic and modern but it only takes a small amount of materials and space to function.
Shipping Container House
This residential project over here involves four 40 feet shipping containers and although it doesn?t look very good from the outside, inside I assure you is superb. It was designed by studio James & Mau Arquitectura and built by Infiniski, is located in the province of Ávila, Spain and it was named ?Casa El Tiamblo?. Costing around 140.000 Euros this modern example of style and comfort has all the facilities of a traditional house. With a big kitchen, a great open living room surrounded only by immense windows, comfortable bedrooms and trendy furniture.
First shipping container house in Mojave by Ecotech Design
Container houses are here taken to another level. If so far we?ve seen homes made in less professional manner, Ecotech Design introduces their version of a shipping container house. It is located in the Mojave Desert, it has 2,300 square feet structured into a one bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom = 6 containers.
Five shipping containers into a cosy modern home
In this project we can see combined two different elements that you would never see them work hand in hand. I?m talking about open space and shipping containers. This incredible house shocks through brightness, arrangement and facilities. Made out of only 5 shipping containers this house has a total of 2,600 square feet of comfortable living spaces, on top of that it has a green roof, geothermal heating and high-tech foam insulation to preserve the best living conditions available at this moment.
Shipping container conversion by Lab Inc
Designer Stephen Schoup build for his expanding firm a new work area. Their concerns about environment and sustainability convince him to opt for an unusual way to create the additional work area. After many deliberations he decided about an L- shaped shipping container office by Lab Inc.
Eco-Friendly Crossbox House
As a proof that this container house phenomenon is spreading all over the world and that different regions and architects impose their preferences regarding design, in France Clément Gillet Architects build an eco-friendly prefabricated single prefabricated residence. The main ingredient to this successful recipe were some old shipping containers.
Week house from shipping containers
The real estate domain has been always a place where prices grew constantly. This exact reason pushed people to seek alternatives to their offer. Jure Kotonik has an answer to that issue. He designed a two story 300 square foot container house that brings massive benefits to their owners: very low end-price compared to traditional housing, it is assembled in a matter of days and most of all its easy to move.
Alterra Beach Resort uses shipping containers for private Glamping cabins
Most of the people that are into the whole container housing thing, build and design structure for their personal use. Architect Clorindo Testa though about making other people live in such structures. Alterra Glamping is a natural resort near the Pinamar beach in Argentina that wonderfully combines outdoor relaxation art and sustainability. In this location old shipping containers are used as private cabins.
Jean Nouvel?s Shipping Container Restaurant
Another interesting project was mastered by the French architect Jean Nouvel. He imagined LES GRANDE TABLES as a large timber frame structure wrapped in glass, and as we can see it turned pretty good actually. His 1,000 square foot restaurant is made from recycled cargo containers with bare bones scaffolding around for a true minimalistic, industrial look. Over 120 people can fit in it and is also used for parties, weddings and cultural meetings.
London?s first pop-up shipping container shopping centre opened in Shoreditch
Commercial spaces come in different shapes and designs to attract as many clients as possible through an appealing look. Boxpark Shoreditch is London?s first pop-up shopping centre, made completely from shipping containers. This crazy mini shopping centre is convenient, pedestrian friendly and packed with some of the most popular stores.
25 Hours HafenCity Hotel
Let?s change a little bit the French sophistication and step a little bit to the north in Germany. Here Stephen Williams Associates designed a very interesting eclectic hotel inspired by sailing and shipping. In the amazing décor shipping containers, ropes, rotors and other elements from the shipping industry were used to create the impression of a raw, industrial shipping warehouse. 25Hours HafenCity Hotel has each room decorated to look like a cabin from a ship.
Another shopping centre made from shipping containers
Another shopping centre project was opened in New Zeeland but, at another scale and with another philosophy. The Christchurch area was rebuilt after being devastated by an earthquake. This bright coloured shopping facility houses 27 stores and is meant to bring a certain normality in the area.
Spacious Prefab House from a shipping container
It is called the Wing House and guess what? It unfolds as a spacious house from a single cargo container. The principle is relatively simple, pack everything in a container so it would be easy to transport anywhere and then set it on the ground, then the walls of the container sized unit rise up like wings with a built in crane to create a large butterfly roof. Inside panels are inserted as we want to build doors and windows.
New Zealand uses recycled shipping containers and caravans to show off Kiwi Films
A project called New Zealand on Screen features TV and music videos right on cargo containers. The Kiwi Films organisation wanted something original to engage visitors using hi-tech facilities and gadgets, so they equipped some containers and transformed them into interactive media rooms.
Shipping container architecture
Another grand design project made out of shipping containers is this one. This single family house designed by Jason Welty is the perfect example of industrial elegancy. Although the metal frame was not covered but only painted in white, the overall feel is of refinement. The interior is compartmented in two floors. At the lower level you find a big open living area, furnished simply with plenty of natural light coming in from multiple large windows. Upstairs there are the bedrooms, also furnished in the same style.
Container summer residence
In this particular project we?re going to see how a common shipping container is being transformed into a summer residence, perfect for nature lovers. Similar to those who go camping in the summer time some people decided to build their own summer residence. With a good clean and removing all the rust and some paint the containers are ready to accommodate you in a quite primitive way.
Tommy Hilfiger?s Berlin shopping centre shipping container
This project build by Art department-Berlin was presented to the Breat&Butter fashion trade show. The Tommy Hilfiger brand was represented by a contemporary structure that was made up entirely from recycled cargo containers, which were stacked in various shapes and covered in eye-catching graphics.