Reused Containers Turned Into Houses
Think about it. They are big and the metal is strong enough to support a construction of this type. But their biggest quality is that they are movable and reusable.
Shipping containers could easily be turned into:
- construction offices
- fast food
- student housing
- children centers
- whole neighborhoods
etc., anything you can think of.
Why should we try to upcycle shipping containers?
Well, first of all shipping containers are easy to move. Not by human force of course.
Second – they are made from metal, and metal is easy to work with.
Third thing is that containers are hollow and can be premade into a room or something similar.
Upcycling containers can be very useful. These examples show some great ideas and uses.
The Illyhouse Upcycled Container House:
The Illy team got impressed after they observed Adam Kalkin’s desings. They paid him in order to costruct the Push Button House. The shipping container can be fully deployed in approximately 90 seconds. In a matter of seconds it is turned into a furnished cafe, with practical kitchen area, dining room, toilet, bedroom, living room and library. The Chief executive officer of Illycaffe, Andrea Illy has said that the team was very interested in Kalkin’s concepts.
The “Ecopod” – An Upcycled House:
The Ecopod is a different container home meant for on/off-grid living. Constructed from a shipping container, an electrical winch is applied to lift and lower the large porch door (power is released by a solar panel). The floor surface is made from upcycled vehicle tires, and the walls have birch paneling (over closed-cell soya foam insulation). The glass is dual paned meant to decrease heat transfer.
The Ecopod can be used as a stand alone unit or with other structures. It is created to lower environmental impact.