When you think of containers, what do you think of?
We’re guessing you think of things like cargo ships; maybe even lorries. Or maybe you just don’t think about shipping containers that much, which is strange because-
Okay, so maybe it’s not that strange.
Well, we invite you to think about them now. Think about containers in all of their blazing glory.
“Blazing glory” might have been overstating things.
The humble shipping container is not to be disregarded though; there are many amazing uses for it. In fact, architects all over the world have started using shipping containers as the foundation of their awesome, inspiring creations for a while now. Some of these are so stunning that we just had to share them with you – so sit down, grab a cup of tea and enjoy these beautiful properties. Who knows – you may even want one of your own!
- Flying Box House – 2A Design
This modern, three level container house resides in France – and, amazingly, only took three months to set up and install!
- PV14 House
This gorgeous house spans approximately 3,700 square feet!
- Nomad Living Guesthouse
What a creative idea; this economical little guest house is relocatable and can be used as flexible accommodation.
- Casa Incubo
Dubbed “an icon of sustainability“, this container house has strong focus on environmental impact.
- Ecuadorian Container Home, by Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero
The owner of this container house is an avid mechanical fan; he was obsessed with clocks and how to dissemble and reassemble them. He commissioned architects to build him a house he could take apart and rebuild at any moment – and the result is this gorgeous container home!
- Coromandel Beach House, by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Absolutely stunning. This open-plan house sits on the beach – what a great way to enjoy the view!
- Maison Container Life Residence
This beautiful house is located in France.
- Shipping Container Guest House by Poteet Architects
Our favourite addition to this home is definitely the planted roof!
- Mojave Desert Shipping Container Home
Ecotech Design completed the first Shipping Container Home in the Mojave Desert – and it’s beautiful!
- Six Oaks Shipping Container Residence
The inside of this home is just as lovely as the out.
We hope you enjoyed these truly stunning pieces of architecture – we certainly did! Would you ever consider living in a container home? Let us know with a Tweet over at @Shippo_uk!
— Shippo (@Shippo_uk) 8 November 2016
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