640 Square Feet Single Story Shipping Container Home with Cantilevered Roof and Covered Deck, California

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About Logical Homes

ProjectAegean 640
DesignLogical Homes
ArchitectPeter DeMaria
Area640 square feet
Assemble Time5 days

Designed and manufactured by Logical Homes for a multi-national manufacturer of flat screen televisions, this exhibit for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show was based on an adaptation of the Aegean 640 model shipping container home design. The kitchen of the standard Aegean 640 was removed to provide a larger living room for the display of television products. Landscaping and outdoor furniture elements were created by Logical Homes to complement the shipping container house design. This small footprint shipping container home was fabricated in Los Angeles and then transported to the Las Vegas Convention Center where it was assembled in five days ready for the Consumer Electronics Show which attracts 150,000 visitors.
Decking, steps and storage units were designed to integrate with the shipping container home with cantilevered roof.


Single story shipping container home was fabricated in Los Angeles prior to transportation to Las Vegas.

Shipping container home with small footprint, covered deck and cantilevered roof was assembled in five days.

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Floor Plan

About Logical Homes


At Logical Homes our vision is bold, yet simple - to provide a home for every person, and family, on the planet.

We achieve this goal by the use of:

  • upcycled and enviro-conscious materials in our home designs
  • efficient prefabrication and assembly processes
  • structured project management and client service processes

The end result is innovative architecture that is value-priced and delivered in a predictable timeframe.


Logical Homes is a subsidiary and brand of DeMaria Design Associates and is led by Peter DeMaria AIA.

Peter DeMaria, AIA

Creative Director and Chief Operating Officer

Masters of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
BA in Fine Art - Kean University
American Institute of Architects


Team members and project alumni include:

Joseph DeMaria AIA, Michael Sylvester, Christian Kienapfel, Pablo Zepeda, Omar Santillan, Rudy Perez, Lyo Liu, Andre Movsesyan, Emmanuel Argueta, Judy Tsai, Anselmo Cabral, Francisco Bernal, Andrew Thomposon, David Sylvester, John Franklin, Donna Jaskola-DeMaria


Materials and Methods

We use a combination of prefabrication processes and unorthodox building materials, including recycled and repurposed industrial materials, to create healthy, modern homes delivered at a reasonable price in a predictable timeframe.

Converted Steel Shipping Containers

Have you ever noticed the mountains of steel cargo containers stacked up at dockyards? These containers are extremely strong - they are often stacked eight or nine high and can hold items ranging from pianos to truck parts.alt

We decided that these containers could become the basis of a steel frame housing system. We have undertaken several years of research and development in addition to prototype construction in order to refine our steel frame system.

One of our most important tasks was to develop an engineering understanding of these containers that meets the needs of residential building codes and city building departments. We have achieved this goal and now our team at Logical Homes is comprised of the most credentialed practitioners using this system in North America.

There are a range of benefits to using this modular steel frame system:

- It is not subject to rot or mold damage
- Termites and other pests don't like to eat steel
- It is very strong (the strength far exceeds the requirements of residential building codes)
- Steel can span greater distances than wood - creating more open spaces.
- We can work in our factory and transport the prefabricated modules to the job site
- We are re-purposing the containers which is a form of recycling

We developed the Logical Skin System™ which offers choices in exterior surfaces in addition to the standard ribbed steel siding of a container.

Insulated Metal Roof Panels

Our roofs consist of materials that reflect the sun's energy from the roof surface. These low sloped roofs are mainly bright white in color and can reduce the roof surface temperature by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thereby reducing the heat transferred into the building below. This helps to reduce energy costs, improve occupant comfort, cut maintenance costs, increase the life cycle of the roof, and reduce urban heat islands along with associated smog.

Bi-Fold Aluminum Hangar Door

This is another example of Logical Homes integrating industrial materials into domestic residential design. Two types of family room doors to the exterior have replaced the traditional glass sliding door. The first, originally designed for use on Aircraft Hangars, is a horizontal bi-fold door system - when the door is folded up it creates an integrated awning, unlike traditional accordion or sliding door systems. The second, more likely to be found on a service station or fire station, is a roll-up aluminum garage door with glass panes. Each is a unique and innovative way to open up the interior of your home to the outdoors. These doors enable an entire wall to fold/roll up creating an unobstructed view and path to the exterior.

Concrete slab floor

Concrete is a thermally comfortable surface, slow to heat up and cool off, which helps to moderate indoor temperatures. It is also a good choice for radiant floor applications. Health benefits include better indoor air quality as the need for flooring adhesives is eliminated, and the elimination of indoor allergens that typically accompany carpeting. Exposed concrete floors are very low-maintenance, requiring only a wet-mop for cleaning.

Dual glazed Argon windows

Low E glass is a form of glass which, when added to double glazing, allows you to save even more energy.
Typically double glazing using Low-E glass has energy conservation properties as good as normal triple glazing but without the 50% increase in weight.

The advantages of using Low-E glass are:

- Better heat insulation.
- Reduced heating bills.
- Reduced condensation on internal window frames.

Argon is an inert gas, which has better thermal properties than dry air.

Logical Skin System™

The Logical Skin system offers a range of choices for exterior appearance. It also acts as a wall-shading device that reduces solar gain. Examples shown: HardiePlank and Ipe Hardwood.

Address DeMaria Design P.C. 3544 RR 620 South, Unit 5210, Austin, TX 78738 USA
Email demaria@demariadesign.com
Phone+1 310 8091520

640 Square Feet Single Story Shipping Container Home with Cantilevered Roof and Covered Deck, California