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Construction. Epic Studio. May 18, 2010 - When our architects first mentioned using cellulose as the primary insulation for the Creative Co-Op, I have to admit it was not even on my radar screen.

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I have a great deal of trust in their material choices, but the idea of using recycled newspaper for serious insulation alluded me. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY in a bungalow style house built in 1922. When built, most of these homes had no insulation in the walls and attic whatsoever. Cutting holes in the walls and pumping in cellulose was how many of these homes were later retrofitted to provide some degree of protection from the heat and cold. It never seemed to do a very good job. I started my online research not on Google, but on You-Tube.

Posted by Vic Cherubini on May 20, 2010 May 15, 2010 - The idea of being inside of a large metal box in the heat of a Houston, Texas summer is a bit scary. Below I will share my findings with you, followed by my ideas for an insulation system and some comments from our architects. Articles. R One. Title slide - Pecha Kucha 16 @intuitionale On Tuesday, November 8th, I gave a small presentation at Pecha Kucha 16 in Jacksonville on Container homes.

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For those of you not familiar with this very fun and exciting presentation style, check out the official Pecha Kucha website and check out the Pecha Kucha Jax Facebook page as well. Essentially it’s a 20×20 format – you’ve got 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide. This adds up to about a 6 1/2 minute presentation on whatever topic you choose. Then a brief Q&A period at the end and now get your ass off the stage and let the next contestant get to work! One Cool Habitat. One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20′ shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space.

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They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or sending them off to shipping container rebuilders. Windows are bonded to the frame of the structure similar to how a car windshield is attached — this provides extra support for the frame. Rather than traditional insulation and wall facing, a composite panel is used that provides efficient insulation, strength, and a wall. This composite is also fire-retardant, vermin proof and fully recyclable. Groups. Copyright © 2012-2014 by Zack Smith.

All rights reserved. Introduction This is a webpage devoted to listing as many examples of people creating tiny houses or adapting to life in micro apartments as I can find, in the hope that it might embolden people to follow suit and embrace a more minimalist, less consumeristic lifestyle. These smaller structures embody the understanding that less is more and that a life of accumulation, of filling in spaces with bought stuff, is an impediment to happiness and should be avoided.

This is mainly a links page, and I cannot guarantee anything at all about the sites that I am offering links to, but I try to periodically search for and add links that are fresh and to thereby offer something useful and interesting. For the former page about shipping container-based architecture, click here. HIVEMODULAR.

Containerist. Cubic. FabPrefab. There is growing interest in the use of shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures.


These "icons of globalization" are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes (which might place them at odds with some of the tenets of modernist design...) they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure. The projects below are sorted alphabetically (by company or designer's name). In addition to the container-based projects listed below we offer links to useful web sites and relevant books. Selected projects utilizing shipping containers. Info credits: Zack Smith, Kevin Tze King Ho. Back to top of page Useful linksIf you have any relevant links let us know Container Sources Shipping containers are widely available - here are just a few of the many sources: Technical Resources Books.

Architects. IMD. LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE_"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!


" exclaimed Henry David Thoreau in his cabin in the woods. InterModal Design believes in the power of simplicity, the importance of affordability and the necessity of green spaces to enjoy the comfort and beauty of nature. IMD began after the construction of partner Paul Stankey's own shipping container cabin in the relaxing woods of northern Minnesota. POWER OF THE CONTAINER_Our shipping containers provide it all - durable secure shelters shippable nearly anywhere in the world. IMD's pared down plans meets shipping requirements and provides essential living comforts. DISCLAIMER_IMD unit owners assume responsibility for complying with local jurisdiction code ordinances regarding use of containers. ZeroCabin. LOT-EK. HyBrid. Cargotecture.

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