Greetings from Chile! 🙂
Finally I found the article on one of the more popular shipping container homes makingits rounds around Pinterest. Thank you ArchDaily! B)
Description from the architects. The commission is generated by the client’s need to build a house quickly in 2010, resistant earthquake and low cost, and has 1238 sq. ft. The shippingcontainers are chosen because they inherently present all these characteristics, because they have a strong structure, already defined modular spaces and mainly constructive speed because a great part of their execution was carried out in workshop, being transferred with a good percentage of advance to the place of emplacement, reducing the auditory pollution and the impact that generates a work under construction.
The work was located in a land of 72,925 sq. ft. and was located in its far east to maintain distance of the easement road and to obtain views towards the mountain range of the Andes, rising 1.8 ft. on the level of the land to grant him more height and to separate it of the Earth. The lower space is used for the installations.
Volume wise, it is defined by 5 containers of two of 40 feet that space privately the private areas (dormitories), but three of 20 feet that contain the public spaces (living, dining, kitchen) and the service area, the articulation of these areas is conformed by two spaces defined by annexed structures, an access hall and a service yard, giving space and much volume continuity to the house.
In order to respect the required square meters, in the bedroom area, the facade is set back and adjusted to the hallway.
Taking advantage of the strong structure offered by the containers, on the living and dining area was installed a terrace to take advantage of the distant views and at the ends of the first level were used preexisting doors to structure the balconies.
Regarding the insulation issue, the perimeter and sky were isolated with projected cellulose wool, which presents good thermal and acoustic characteristics of high efficiency, adding thermos-panes and cross-ventilation to control the heat in summer.
So what do you think? Would you live here? ☺
Information Source: ArchDaily
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