Benjamin Garcia Saxe has recently completed the Containers of Hope project with a budget of $40,000.
Located in San Jose, Costa Rica this container house is the result of a close collaboration between the architect and his clients, who went on to construct the building themselves.
The 1,000 square foot home is composed of two 40-feet used shipping containers set together with a raised mid section and clerestory windows.
Ecotech Design has completed the first Shipping Container Home in the Mojave Desert in collaboration with its design/build subsidiary Ecotech Build.
Located neat Joshua Tree in California, the hybrid house, known as The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is the prototype of a second generation pre-fab design for a residence and workplace developed by Ecotech Build.
Debbie Glassberg is the owner of the Home Contained, a 2,600 square foot modern residence located in Kansas City, Missouri, that was built with five shipping containers.
The final result is quite impressive: the home has comfortable living spaces, a green roof, geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar.
“We love it. It’s great space for living, great for entertaining,” Glassberg said.
Texas architect Jim Poteet had never worked with a container himself until Stacey Hill approached him about transforming one into a playhouse and a guest house.
Located in the San Antonio artists community, the house, made from a standard 40-foot shipping container (320 sq ft), stands in the backyard of renovated warehouse where the client lives.
The blue-painted container is equipped with heating and air-conditioning systems and its roof is filled with plants to help keep temperatures down inside the building.
The Crossbox by French Architect firm Clément Gillet Architectes is an eco-friendly prefabricated single family residence (1,120 sq ft) located in Pont Péan, France.
The house has been made by recycling old shipping containers and making them livable.
The concept reminds me of the Week End House 2+ by Jure Kotnik, another living project made by using containers.