Shipping Container House with Green Roof, San Antonio, Texas






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About Poteet Architects

Design: Poteet Architects
Year: 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Photography: Chris Cooper




This Poteet Architects’s project is a successful implementation of client’s wish to experiment with shipping containers. The shipping container house with green roof serves as a small guest house and is fitted with a custom stainless sink and a WC/shower. Large sliding window opens the interior space to the surrounding natural landscape.

The design emphasis is on the sustainable strategies: recycling of shipping container for a permanent use; the green roof provides shade and natural insulation to reduce heat gain. Grey water is collected from the shower and sink, and is used for green roof irrigation. The WC is a composting toilet. Interior space insulated with high efficient spray foam and lined with natural bamboo plywood suitable for walls and floor.













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About Poteet Architects




Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. Poteet Architects' success in this endeavor has brought the firm national recognition and acclaim. The firm's portfolio of completed work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects, but is perhaps best known for the sensitive adaptive reuse of existing buildings and a fresh, rigorous approach to modern interior design.

Address 1114 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Phone +1 210-281-9818
Fax +1 210 281-9789
Email info@poteetarchitects.com
Website http://www.poteetarchitects.com/



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Shipping Container House with Green Roof, San Antonio, Texas