Container Modification Houses a Cool and Shining Idea

Converting a house into a container is one of the new ideas. It is green and environmentally friendly, time-saving and labor-saving, and very flexible. Compared to traditional housing, it can provide more choices for residents, allowing individuals, families, and even a community to meet their needs.

The traditional concept of housing is no longer appropriate, which has also stimulated people's new thinking about their own living space.

Converting a house container with a container was invented half a century ago, and now it has become a key element of the global product distribution network. Every day, containers carry Wan Juan from China, textiles from India, grains from the United States, and cars from Germany, sent to various parts of the world.

Container construction has the following advantages: depending on the construction location, its construction cost is usually 10-12% lower than traditional buildings; 40% lower construction time; And it is more resistant to extreme weather such as hurricanes. Each container weighs 8000 pounds, is 40 feet long, and can hold 50000 pounds. If customers require it, the containers can also be stacked one by one. Calvin said that this feature makes the completed container building look like a giant steel honeycomb.

1. Composite container house
This composite container house faces Redondo Beach in California, USA, and is constructed from several containers of different sizes paired with traditional building materials. One of the containers has even been converted into a swimming pool, which is exceptionally magnificent. It is said that the house is very solid and will not be affected by damp and mildew. It can also prevent fire and resist termite attacks. Because 70% of the buildings are transported from other places, the production of Construction waste is reduced.

2. Single container house
This simple style house is called a "composite home unit", developed and manufactured by New York's LOT-EK design company. The entire house is a 40 foot long container, all made of recycled industrial building materials. According to the information on the company's website, this is a specially designed house for enthusiasts who enjoy traveling around the world.

3. Container temporary shelter
This container temporary shelter is modified from four 20 foot long containers, consisting of two floors. Industrial designer Richard Bernwall from Dublin originally planned to design a temporary residence for construction workers, but after simple internal modifications, it became a house for temporary shelter or even permanent residence.

4. Container City
The British urban space planning organization flexibly applied containers as components of houses, and built this new "city" in London Docklands - "Container City" in 2001. Due to the urgent demand for houses built with environmentally friendly materials in the region, another new "city" was built next to it in 2002. Architect Nicholas Reich did not adhere to the traditional concept of building individual containers into individual houses. Under the bold innovation of colleagues, the flexible combination of containers has been built into a new place with more practical value for life and work.

5. Container Hotel
On August 18, 2008, the first recyclable container hotel of Travelodge, a Economy of the United Kingdom hotel, opened in Uxbridge. The Uxbridge hotel uses 86 Chinese prepared containers, with gypsum board walls, electrical circuits, and bathrooms already in place before being transported to the UK. It only needs to be spliced together like a Lego toy. The container is simply riveted together by bolts, and once assembled, it can be installed with windows, painted modules, and decorated. Steel containers come in two different sizes and can form 120 guest rooms and a bar/caf é. Containers can be fully reused, and when needed, they only need to be disassembled and transported to the next location.

6. Container Museum
The Nomadic Museum, an art building standing on the sea, was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and built with 152 containers, all of which were made of Renewable resource. The columns and roofs were made of waste paper and vinyl materials. The Nomad Museum itself is a work of art and a movable art exhibition hall. The Nomad Museum itself is a work of art and a movable art exhibition hall. The museum is paved with soft white wood floors, adorned with golden lights and soothing music. Viewers can stroll around the museum and appreciate the artistic world constructed by photography, lighting, and music.

7. Container store
The container style Puma franchise store is located in Naples, Italy, and is designed by the LOT-EK studio. The Puma franchise store has a total of 3 floors and an area of over 11000 square meters, including a bar/leisure area and 2 terraces.

8. PUMA Volvo Sailing Race Designated Product Store
The fourth stage of the VOR sailing race came to an end, and the activities on shore were in full swing. Among the numerous event venues, the designated product store of PUMA Volvo Sailing Race is undoubtedly one of the eye-catching ones, attracting the attention of every person who comes to the Olympic Sailing Race base with its iconic red color, and igniting the passion of every person who pays attention to VOR Global Sailing Race!

9. 2+Weekend Vacation House
2+is a two-story small house, a contemporary residential design located in Trebnje, Slovenia, consisting of two mutually perpendicular container units. Due to the astonishing high housing prices today, developers have found this alternative housing design solution. ConHouse (Container House in English) system is composed of small box units, which is an improvement on International Organization for Standardization containers. It showcases a brand new functional residential design that combines some containers in an innovative way. The container above serves as a raised roof for the entrance and provides shade for the terrace behind. The ceiling of the container below is also the rooftop above. Of course, it has many advantages, such as convenient moving, overall portability, relatively low cost, having a small apartment, and modular nature, which can easily increase or reduce living space.

10. Convert containers into housing
Architect Adam Kalkin showcased his container converted house. It was originally an exact container, and with the press of a button, the surrounding walls automatically extended like flowers, instantly transforming the container into a habitable house. The sleeping room, toilet, kitchen, and living room are all available inside. With just one button, the house can be restored to a container, making transportation extremely convenient. In countries like Singapore or Hong Kong that cherish land like gold, this may solve the problem of housing shortage.

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