Weekend Retreat Three 20ft Shipping Containers 50 sqm House on Steel Stilts and Concrete Pile Foundations for Anchoring House to Hillside, Victoria, Australia

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About studio edwards

ProjectHouse 28
Architecturestudio edwards
Area50 sq m (540 sq ft)
ContainersThree 20 ft
PhotographyTony Gorsevski
LocationSurf Coast, Wye River, Victoria, Australia

Description by architects

A shipping container house on the Surf Coast in Wye River, Victoria, Australia. Designed as a weekend retreat and made from three 20ft shipping containers. Two connect to form the living space with toilet, laundry and entry. The third acts as a sleeping wing with two bedrooms, toilet and shower. Connected by a external deck on steel stilts which sit on deep concrete pile foundations - anchoring the house to the hillside.

Internally the spaces are lined with marine plywood. Externally they are insulated and clad with galvanised steel sheeting. The northern face of the shipping container house has fixings to allow for planting wires to connect to the ground, encouraging native plants to grow over the house.

The Southern facade is predominately glazed with a series of double glazed doors and windows opening onto the decking which looks southwards through the trees towards the ocean. A green roof planted with native dichondra sits above providing additional thermal insulation, blending into the surrounding landscape.

Floor plans / drawings

About studio edwards

Established in 2016, Studio Edwards is an ideas–led practice. Combining architecture, interiors and conceptual design with a dedication to pushing these disciplines in innovative and unexpected directions.

Drawing on a breadth of experience to conceive and deliver outcomes that are independent of scale. Characterised by innovation, materiality and restraint. Providing full design services from initial concepts through to finished buildings and spaces.

Studio Edwards collaborate with entrepreneurs & start-ups to help realise exciting business ideas. Providing expertise and resources in exchange for being a part of the business outcome.

With the understanding that many startups & entrepreneurs lack sufficient funding for architectural & design services. The incubator reduces upfront costs spent on design fees whilst ensuring the design component forms an early part of the project consideration. The studio is passionate about all facets of design and believe this is an essential component to delivering a comprehensive and financially successful outcome

To date Studio Edwards has worked with a number of startups -developing design concepts into award winning & financially successful projects such as micro-homes, retail stores, hospitality & rentable workspaces.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

Address28 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Phone+61 3 8529 7766

Weekend Retreat Three 20ft Shipping Containers 50 sqm House on Steel Stilts and Concrete Pile Foundations for Anchoring House to Hillside, Victoria, Australia