Kaloorup Shipping Container House, WA, Australia

9x40ft containers home


The Kaloorup Shipping Container House is a project that Steve Hick is undertaking in the south west of Western Australia. Nine 40ft containers are being used for the structure. Recycling where possible using native hardwoods (Jarrah) for cladding and decking.  The cladding and darker tones are being used to help the house blend in with the surrounding bushland. Large double glazed glass panels are being used where possible to retain warmth through the cooler months and secondary colourbond roofing to act as a second skin protecting the inhabitants from unwanted heat transfer in summer. The project is the first legal container house structure in the southern capes Margaret River area and is close to completion.

Shipping Container Homes (Sacramento, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Zion, UT) by Alternative Living Spaces

Tiny and cozy container homes

About Alternative Living Spaces

Alternative Living Spaces designs and builds simple and luxury shipping container homes targeting customers who want a cozy backyard unit to use for additional rental income or people looking to use a shipping container home as a guesthouse or luxury primary residence. Container home price starts at $36,000 and includes 20 ft shipping container. Interior design can be completely customizable. Usually container units feature a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, some sort of dining and work space, and a living room that can be converted into a sleeping area.

Shipping Containers in Porcelain Gallery Project, London

About Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop

Project Porcelain Gallery
Design  Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop
Year 2017
Location 45 Leather Ln, London
Containers 4
Photographer Nicholas Worley

This project is the first new build office to be approved with shipping containers construction within a Conservation area in central London. The containers are sprayed hues of red and yellow to match the original glazed bricks of the surrounding Listed Buildings.

Simon Astridge (on the project): "I want my clients to walk into a space and not be able to keep their hands in their pockets. I want them to touch the different hues, textures and colours of the tiled products. I want them to run their fingers over the walls and the floor. The porcelain gallery project allowed us to achieve our goals of sensorial architecture. Attention was paid to encompassing the rich history of Hatton Garden within the design, with the use of shipping containers representing the industrial heritage through to smaller details such as the antique light fittings and custom display cabinets designed to mimic and communicate the significance of the jewellery workshops still prevalent in the area.

The project is rooted within its context by orientating towards a mature locust tree and with the colours of the shipping containers taken from the surrounding grade listed buildings and classical red and yellow hues of London brick. Our celebratory concept for everything the visitor touches to be clay starts as soon as they enter the gallery with the gentle touch of the ceramic buzzer, this concept extends throughout the project with everything from the extruded stair handrail to the slender door handles being made from 100% natural clay. We meticulously designed all the pieces and their unique glazes with our ceramicist Emma Louise Payne."