What are efficiency apartments?" An efficiency apartment is one of the smallest and least expensive apartment rental options on the market. Also called a studio apartment, it's an open space concept design that incorporates the sleeping and living space into one area. The other two main features of an efficiency apartment are an enclosed bathroom and a kitchenette -- a small, open kitchen area. Crazy Cargo: 30 Steel Shipping Container Home Designs Crazy Cargo: 30 Steel Shipping Container Home Designs Article by Delana, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category. Steel shipping containers are the temporary homes of countless consumer items being transported all around the world. Items are packed into the cargo containers in their country of origin, then shipped to wherever they’re destined to be sold. Once they’re emptied at the appropriate port, many of these cargo containers simply sit around empty or get melted down for re-use. But recently, they’ve found new lives as homes and other types of buildings.
x Design Association container design competition winners Here are photographs of the five winning installations from the Dezeen x Design Association container design competition to win a free exhibition space in Tokyo during Tokyo Designers Week. Asif Khan and Peter Liversidge from the UK (top), Luis Eslava - Diego Ramos from Spain (above and below), and Creative Cluster, EP3 Musashino University and The Nature Sound Orchestra from Japan were each given a free 20ft shipping container at the Container Ground exhibition at Jingu-Gaien in central Tokyo, plus an installation and construction budget of up to 200,000 Yen. Entries were judged by a panel consisting of Design Association president and art director Katsumi Asaba, Design Association executive director Kenji Kawasaki and Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. Photographs by Luke Hayes; captions provided by the designers. Above and below: 20ft x 20 lights x 5 days by Asif Khan and Peter Liversidge, UK.
Want to Live in a ISBU Shipping Container Home? Post Publication Addition: Since writing this article, I’ve learned an awful lot about ISBU homes. I’ve even teamed up with an expert on container homes, and together we’ve written a book. If you’re interested in living in an amazing container home yourself, my partner, Alex Klein, and I have written an introductory book on how to do it. Alex has built over 100 ISBU homes around the world, and even consults with Congress on using these containers for housing. The book is called Introduction to Container Homes and Buildings. Want to check it out?
Derinkuyu, or: the allure of the underground city My friend Robert and I finished reading Alan Weisman's The World Without Us almost simultaneously – and we both noted one specific passage. Before we get to that, however, the premise of Weisman's book – though it does, more often than not, drift away from this otherwise fascinating central narrative – is: what would happen to the Earth if humans disappeared overnight? What would humans leave behind – and how long would those remnants last? These questions lead Weisman at one point to discuss the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey, which, he says, will outlast nearly everything else humans have constructed here on Earth. [Images: Derinkuyu, the great underground city of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. [Images: Derinkuyu and a view of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia].
From cargo container to new home, shipping containers are Seattle's latest housing trend - The Ron and Don Show The outside of a finished, furnished, Shelterkraft home (photo courtesy of Shelterkraft) BY Rachel Belle on June 20, 2013 @ 5:44 pm (Updated: 6:55 pm - 6/21/13 ) Listen: From cargo container to new home, shipping containers are Seattle's latest housing trend containerbay 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.
Living Spaces: Inspiration set 1 This year is going to be huge for Designcollector as we just entered our 10th Year of online existence. During the New Year I was thinking to go beyond normal posts and focus on what we love to do – collect things under different categories. So we start the year with 1st Inspiration set of Living Spaces or simply great Interior Design examples (mostly done in Rustic, minimalists and industrial style) collected in our Pinterest View all sets Old shipping containers turned into cozy homes Originally published June 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM | Page modified June 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM Few homebuyers would notice an old shipping container for sale and think: “That’s it! That’s our new home.” But Seattle architect Kai Schwarz may change that. Since 2011, he has been working to transform used shipping containers into modern works of “cargotecture.” Schwarz, along with ShelterKraft Werks co-owner Anne Corning, has completed the first 20-by-8-foot home and is building two others.
Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv's Ariel Sharon National Park The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as an estimated 800,000 containers are abandoned by the maritime services each year. The use of containers will also save on production, costs and construction time, and the modular units are flexible enough to adapt to any changes required. Yoav Messer Architects‘ Econtainer Bridge is made of a continuous line of containers punctuated by balconies that provide space to stop, take a rest and enjoy the gorgeous views on each side. The bridge is set upon four columns, minimizing its impact on the ground. A great (re)use for shipping containers that we haven’t seen before, the Econtainer Bridge will provide access to the park while serving as a destination in its own right.
Residential Shipping Container Primer (RSCP™) (If this is your first time on the RSCP™ website, take a look at What is RSCP™? for an overview of what is available on the site.) Shipping Containers as Building Components for Home Construction. RSCP™ Primer No two building projects are the same. Even with modular kit applications, variations due to location and climate, site factors such as grading and slope, and home owner preferences (to name a few factors) create substantial differences between projects.
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Crate expectations: 11 shipping container housing ideas I grew up surrounded by containers (my dad's company designed the Kalkinesque warehouse shown above for Northern Canada in the '70s) and always thought the interior dimensions too small, the floors too toxic and the problems of insulating and making them comfortable too challenging, but dozens of architects and shipping container designs have proved me wrong. Let's count the ways. Single-container units