Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The ArkHaus! Ellsworth, Maine Property!



WHAT IS THE ARKHAUS INITIATIVE?

A minimalist approach integrating old world craftsmanship with renewable 21st century technology.

Concentrating on sustainable low maintenance housing that provides clean energy and safe, secure shelter to its inhabitants.

Utilizing the icon of 20th Century Globalization as the core design element: The corrugated steel shipping container

http://www.thearkhaus.com/

Monday, April 18, 2011

Japan Shipping Container Homes

Shipping Containers being used in Japan as Emergency housing after the disasters.




Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ecopod Shipping Container Home

Another Shipping container home designed by Canadian company Ecopods
http://ecopods.ca 





One of my Favorite designs, This is very close to my design

Monday, April 11, 2011

BlueBrown Container Home Thailand

This small container home was built by our collaborator – BlueBrown recently.  It is a small home with one bedroom, one bathroom and a living area for a young family in Thailand.




Very nice designed home from 2 x 20' Containers

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cordell Container Home by Christopher Robertson

This latest container home is designed by Christopher Robertson and built by Numan Construction and is a 1,858 square-foot home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. In addition to many green features, apparently the construction waste was able to be contained within ten contractor trash bags.




several shipping containers joined together and claded

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bark Design All Terrain Cabin (ATC) Container Home

Canada's Bark Design Collective built the All Terrain Cabin (ATC) as a showcase for sustainable (and Canadian!) ingenuity. The small home is based on a standard shipping container, and is said to be suitable for a family of four, plus a pet, to live off the grid in comfort and style.

The cabin folds up to look like any old shipping container, and can be sent via rail, truck, ship, airplane, or even helicopter. When you're ready to rest your bones, the cabin quickly unfolds to 480 square feet of living space, with a range of creature comforts









Great Design, this is along my design lines, except for the cut out tent at rear

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hive Modular Holyoke Corten Cabin Minnesota Container Home

Holyoke Corten Cabin Minnesota Container Home 
Hive Modular, Mineapolis,  http://www.hivemodular.com/
Rustic Holyoke Cabin is the collaboration of Paul Stankey, co-founder of hiveModular, brother Scott Stankey and their two wives. Two twenty feet shipping containers were purchases at $800 each to create a cabin complete with kitchen, dining room, living room with a wood burning stove, laundry room and two queen beds. The two cabins are connected by a middle section loft and roof made out of "(3) 4 1/2" X 11 1/4" fir beams made up of (3) 2X12's thru bolted and glued" and a glass door entrance. The interiors are furred out and insulated with rigid foam clad with birch ply. The cabin is partially powered by solar power arrays and connected to a rainwater cistern making this building an ecologically sustainable vacation home.

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2 containers joined by additional roof

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Container Pool

Not really essential? but how nice is this, a swimming pool lined in a shipping container and another as an enclosure.
I think I would fill a 40' container half way up with sand and gravel then have a long shallow lap pool but have it at an sloping angle so it naturally overflows in to a natural pond where it can be filtered using reeds, charcoal sand and stone before being pumped by solar back to the other end and and keep a full natural cycle instead of chorines and chemicals, hey maybe even make it into a aquaponics system get some fish in there to swim with LOL.
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Another example



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Power Smart Advertising in Shipping Container

PR agency smak recently developed an advertising campaign for client Power Smart Month in British Columbia, Canada. These two green shipping container condos were especially organized as small living areas that may seem similar at a first glance, but in fact are differentiated by a major factor: energy consumption. One of the condos is wasteful, while the other is an example of energy efficiency.



Making use of a small space?