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Shipping container architecture

Shipping container architecture
A temporary bank branch built from shipping containers in Germany Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. Advantages[edit] Strength and durability Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked in high columns. Modular All shipping containers are made to standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. Labor The welding and cutting of steel is considered to be specialized labor and can increase construction expenses, yet overall it is still lower than conventional construction. Transport Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes. Availability Expense Disadvantages[edit] Temperature Humidity Solvents

Acre Comparison of 1 Acre with some Imperial and metric units of area (detailed view) The acre is a unit of area used in the imperial and U.S. customary systems. It is equivalent to 43,560 square feet. An acre is about 40% of a hectare or about 75% the size of an American football field. The acre is commonly used in the United States, Antigua and Barbuda[1] American Samoa,[2] the Bahamas,[3] Belize,[4] the British Virgin Islands,[5] the Cayman Islands,[6] Dominica,[7] the Falkland Islands,[8] Grenada,[9] Guam,[10] the Northern Mariana Islands,[11] India, Jamaica,[12] Montserrat,[13] Myanmar, Pakistan, Samoa,[14] St. Lucia,[15] St. The international symbol of the acre is ac, and is defined as 1/640 of a square mile. During the Middle Ages, an acre was the amount of land that could be ploughed in one day with a yoke of oxen and measured by one chain in width (22 yards), and one furlong, or 10 chains in length (220 yards), yielding 4840 square yards. Description[edit] South Asia[edit]

Ontario Eco House Operates Off the Grid Like this article? Share it: This eco house in the Muskoka Lakes area of northern Ontario is the perfect peaceful getaway with style to boot! Designed by Canadian architects Altius Architecture, the 3,200-sq.-ft. stone house blends beautifully with the rocky Canadian Shield backdrop. Please Leave a Comment Tutorial: How to Make a Modern Coffee Table with a Wood Pallet Guest post by Luisa of Happy Serendipity blog. Hi there! Im Luisa and I blog at and Im happy to be here today showing you how I designed and constructed our new coffee table. Its a real low-budget project for which I didnt need much and that took about 3 hours of work. What is needed: 1 euro-pallet from a supermarket (they throw those away anyway so I got mine here for free)2 wooden plates in the right size for the top and bottom2 square timbers8 connecting boltsa grinding machinea power drilla box full of tools and screwssome paint and 4 wheels (not in the picture) I placed everything how I wanted it to be then screwed 4 screws into the plate to connect it with the pallet. Then I placed the square timbers where they belonged and fixed them with the connecting bolts. After that I took some time to mend some parts with the grinding machine. I decided on a dirty white paint with a turquoise doily pattern as a highlight. But the result was pretty.

Tips For Small Space Living | Decorating Small Spaces | Small Space Living | Small Living Spaces A living room is designed as a multipurpose room which is used for welcoming guest, relaxation and sharing views with family members. It’s the heart of the home. A small living room may not create a problem as long as you can keep it warm and cozy. If you have a small living room, here are some tips and ideas to make it look interesting. Use furniture such as ottomans and wind wheel which can be used for multi-purposes.Ottomans: It is very useful for small spaces as it can be easily moved around the room and is used as a table or as foot rest. ( This Picture is Contributed by "Avantika Arora") Place the furniture in such a manner as it doesn’t create any problem while coming in or going out. Use the folding tables or folding sofas that provide the utilization of space as a dining area or guest room. ( This Picture is Contributed by "Upasna Jindal") Avoid ceiling lights such as chandelier in small space as it reduces the height of the room. ( This Picture is Contributed by"Rajni Jhabak")

The 8 Best Resources for Building with Pallets Discarded pallets are a great source of free wood, and turning them into something new helps divert waste from the landfill. Really, building with pallet wood is a win all around! 1. Not all projects call for you to pull the pallets apart, but when they do proper technique will ensure that your wood comes apart unscathed. 2. I'm sure you've figured out by now that we're big fans of Shelton Davis around here. 3. Over at Apartment Therapy, a reader wrote in with photos and descriptions showing how she used discarded pallets to build custom furniture for her small outdoor deck. 4. Designer Nina Tolstrup builds all sorts of beautiful furniture out of pallets, from chairs to ottomans. 5. Studio 5 has a helpful video showing how to turn a couple of discarded pallets into a coffee table/ottoman combo: 6. Here's a video showing how to build a three bin compost system using discarded pallets: 7. Off Grid Solar Man breaks down how to build a cabin out of pallets. 8.

Living small: Lulu’s shipping container home Downsizing was “big” in 2011, but few took the drastic measures Argentinean-born Californian single mom Lulu did. Lulu went back to school and didn’t want to have to work full-time hours on top of her studies just to pay her rent. Instead, she and her daughter moved into a shipping container — for a steal. “I think I’m a little claustrophobic, so the storage container was a little daunting, but I got the container for free,” she said. Lulu went to work, honing her DIY skills on the box that would become her home. The total cost of her tiny home: $4,000. Watch the tour of Lulu’s shipping container below: When Lulu discovered that the space was too small for two people, she built an extension using salvaged materials: a used flatbed trailer became the base for a shed-like second bedroom. Her brother calls her style “elegant poor.” The space issues may be a sacrifice, but not having a mortgage tacked onto student loans is worth it, she says: More from Shine on Yahoo!

Read your bookcase - Creative Collection - StumbleUpon October 23rd, 2011. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Read your bookcase. PLEASE NOTE: To prevent spam, your first comment will be moderated so there may be a short delay before it appears. Fun Forever - Luxury fun is affordable for everyone! & Lounge Seat Washing Machine Delhi-based designer Harsha Vardhan designed this washing machine/comfy seat of the future. Not only is it multipurpose it’s also environmentally friendly because it doesn’t use water or detergent. The machine uses ionized air to clean the clothes. Unfortunately this is still a concept I hope that alternative clothes cleaners will soon be available. Lounge Seat Washing Machine More posts about cool design objects

How to Make a Table ~ 11 DIY Designs Hey lovely DIY'ers! Today we're learning how to make a table with these beautiful DIY table designs. These are not only free plans for tables but also pictured instructions on how to refinish or restore a table to it's natural beauty. Each of these tutorials have been featured on Tip Junkie Decorate site and they are so beautiful I wanted to make sure that you saw them as well. {{wink}} **Just a quick heads up, if you haven't signed up for the new Tip Junkie e-mail subscription, then you're missing out on the do-it-yourself Decorate site that features HGTV type tutorials from Tip Junkie Decorate. It's a once a day e-mail will ALL Tip Junkie sites, you'll love they crafty eye candy! How To Make a Table The Shabby Chic Cottage hooked us up with this How to Paint a Farmhouse Table {wood finishing} with a step by step guide to get a multi-layer paint finish. How To Refinish A Table I'm dying over Marian's Dining Table. How To Make An End Table How To Make A Coffee Table Free Picnic Table Plans

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Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos | Designs &I... - StumbleUpon Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?