Beautiful Container Home by Adam Kalkin


This beautiful container home was built by stacking twelve sea containers and replacing some of the steel container walls with large windows. The design creates the feeling as if there are exterior entrances, courtyards and houses within the building. By using inexpensive, readily available sea containers to built the home, the architect managed to keep the cost of this beautiful container home at about $125/square foot.

Design: Adam Kalkin
Area: 4,000 sq feet (371 sq m)
Photography: Peter Aaron/Esto

4 Bedroom Cargo Container Home with External Insulation, Quebec, Canada







Construction

ArchitectBernard Morin
DesignMaison Idekit
Area3,000 square feet
Containers7
Bedrooms4
LocationSt. Adele, Quebec, Canada
Project cost$175,000

This 3,000 square feet cargo container home in Quebec has four bedrooms. In the seven cargo units home the container walls are exposed on the inside. On the outside, the container home walls have five inches of thermoinsulation that is topped by wood siding. This energy-efficient, durable and bright inside home cost about $175,000 to build.




1x20 ft and 2x40 ft Shipping Container Home, Houston, Texas







About Numen Development
About Christopher Robertson

ProjectCordell House
DesignChristopher Robertson, Numen Development
Containers1x20 ft, 2x40 ft plus 1x40 ft guest unit
Bedrooms3
Area1,858 sq ft
LocationHouston, Texas
PhotographyJack Thompson




Despite unconventional building elements of this shipping container home, the architects created a traditional rectangular home plan. Outside, the three units, one 20-foot container and two 40-foot containers form the three facades, with a glass wall to the fourth completing the perimeter of the home. The master suite is placed in the 40-foot unit; the second bedroom and an opening for the playroom and office, also take up the 40-foot module; and the laundry and kitchen rooms house the 20-foot container. Outside 400 sq ft deck connects the house to a 40 foot container that inhabits the storage shed and guest quarters.

Description by architect

This shipping container home in Houston, Texas, was designed for a speculative builder, however, it sold prior to completion and thus reflects the personality of its owners. When investigating the use of containers, we quickly concluded that thinking of them as 8′ thick walls rather than as rooms made the most sense. We were able to program the “walls” with functions that fit in that tight dimension like bathrooms, a kitchen, and closets. The primary space of the house however is created in the center of a U-shaped arrangement of three containers. A fourth container houses a small guest suite and acts as a site wall that encloses a small court yard.