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Green Home Building Would You Live In A Shipping Container? | Cannell | Fast Compan Adam Kalkin isn't the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. His talk this week was tied to the publication of Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture ($49.95), which shows 32 of his projects in all their odd ingenuity, including Bunny Lane, a home he built for himself with a 19th century clapboard cottage inside an industrial hanger, and the Push Button House, a furnished room that unfolds from a container with hydraulic walls. For all his artsy provocations, Kalkin's strategy makes some practical sense.

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2+ Container Haus | Studio5555 Der Architekt Jure Kotnik entwarf für einen Klienten das Wochenendhaus 2+ welches aus 2 Schiffscontainern besteht. Dieses ConHouse benötigt nur wenig Aufstellfläche und kann überall eingesetzt werden. Dadurch das der zweite Container auf den ersten steht entsteht am Eingangsbereich ein Vordach und auf der Rückseite ein Sonnenschutz für die Terasse. Das ConHouse ist für das IKEA Prinzip der Ausstattung gestaltet. So kann je nach Wunsch oder Geschmack eine andere Farbe bestellt werden. Artikel-Autor Philipp Thom EcoLiving Articles about projects that save you money. viewing 1 - 5 of 55 results. Old furnace, washer or water heater?By C.M. Upgrading your furnace, water heater or washing machine to the most energy efficient models will immediately slash your energy or water bills. more Topics: Draft-proof Your HouseBy Rhea Seymour How to identify air leaks in your home, then seal cracks with caulking or weather stripping and apply for rebates to reduce your expenses. Green Kitchen Design IdeasBy Catherine Therrien See which appliances, kitchen cabinets, floor tiles and countertops make the greenest choices when you want to upgrade your kitchen.

Container Architecture Building out the box Everytime I drive past Low-Cost housing, I cant stop but wondering what creative measures could have been taken, still remaining in budget to make this habitats look appealing. With a worldwide focus on recycling and upcycling, I find the creative use of shipping containers as public spaces, offices and houses fascinating. This is certainly not a brand new concept internationally, but I am certainly not seeing creative use of this medium here in South Africa. An UN-Creative solution For me this new project shows the versatility and possibilities. LOT-EK’s design for the Open School focused on activating the open space at the river edge. Constructed from 8 shipping containers carefully arranged, the program features three different and interconnected areas each evoking a different spatial experience mainly driven by the natural environment. Some more interesting concepts.

Dream Green Home Plans Lefevre Beach House von Longhi Architects | Studio5555 © CHOlon Photography Zwischen Sand und Wasser steht das Lefevre Beach House und trotzt den Naturgewalten. Inmitten der trockenen Wüste Perus an der Punta Misterio 117 km ragt gewaltig das Strandhaus aus dem Felsen. Artikel-Autor Philipp Thom The Seemingly Simple GO Home is a LEED Platinum House That Packs a Green Energy Punch Photo credit: Trent Bell The bright red GO Home in Belfast, Maine was recently selected as the LEED for Homes Project of the Year for 2011. Completed by GO Logic, the seemingly simple house packs an impressive renewable energy punch and is a LEED Platinum and Passive House certified residence. + GO Logic Homes

Kab'in: Living a Container Si quelques étudiants havrais ont pu expérimenter l’habitat en conteneur, grâce à la Cité Universitaire A Docks, ce concept n’est que peu développé en France. Une société spécialisée dans le photovoltaïque et le conseil en efficacité énergétique, vient de se lancer dans la vente de conteneurs habitables. Kab'in - Habiter un Conteneur Implantée à Joinville, la société a obtenu une autorisation de la mairie pour installer un « Show-Room » place Mozart, à partir d’aujourd’hui et pendant trois mois. Faciles à installer, résistants et bien isolés, les Kab’in vides sont vendues 1000 € le mètre carré. Pascal Benveniste, le PDG de Stratègéco Enéovia, vante les mérites du Kab’in : « C’est rapide, la livraison se fait en vingt-quatre heures. Page Facebook Kab’in Ci-dessous les différents Kab’in Source : Le Parisien