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Shipping Container Homes - How to Plan, Design and Build your own House out of Cargo Containers »

Shipping Container Homes - How to Plan, Design and Build your own House out of Cargo Containers »

Construye tu casa con contenedores | Juan Ignacio Acosta Hace tiempo que he escuchado a mi socio en Gary Bedell y a Elias Simon (gran arquitecto y mejor amigo) hablar sobre edificar una casa con contenedores maritimos, si si .. de estos que se usan para transportar mercancias en barcos. La idea parece algo estrafalaria, pero tiene varias ventajas: 1. 2. 3. 4. Hay arquitectos que están especializados en este tipo de construcciones como Gregory La Vardera en EEUU, pronto Esimon será otro en España Me gusta la idea! Me caben algunas dudas.. esto se considera construcción efimera? Algunas fotos y planos de casas container (pulsar sobre ellas para verlas a mayor tamaño) Actualizacion, Kiko Marquez resuelve algunas dudas planteadas en los comentarios en el siguiente post:

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland This gorgeous snow-capped eco POD hotel in Flims, Switzerland makes us want to pull out our coziest sweaters and snow boots and hit the slopes. Designed by Robust Outdoor Brands, the floors and walls of the 3 different pods are very well insulated to ensure maximum comfort during even the coldest Alpine months. Boasting low impact rooms that accommodate 2 people each, the hotel/camping destination aims to redefine sustainable tourism. And here's the best part: you can even own your very own Pod House! Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. The Eco Pods may look simple, but they are actually quite sturdy and arrive fully assembled when you buy them directly from the designers. + Camping Flims + Robust Outdoor Brands Via Letmebeinspired

Cómo construir casas con contenedores de carga Puedes construir una casa usando grandes contenedores de carga metálicos que ya no se usen para su próposito original. En estos contenedores se transportan artículos comerciales hacia todo el mundo. Sin embargo, una vez usados, se amontonan en las ciudades portuarias y centros de envío de América. Estados Unidos, por ejemplo, importa muchos artículos desde otros países, como Japón y China, pero no exporta la misma cantidad de artículos hacia esos países. Puedes comprar estos contenedores a un precio muy bajo y usarlos como esqueleto de una casa muy original. Nivel de dificultad: Difícil Necesitarás Un diseño de una casa funcional Uno o más contenedores usados Autorización para construir con materiales no convencionales Lista completaMinimizar Instrucciones Diseño de tu casa 1 La mayoría de los contenedores de embarque miden lo mismo: 8 pies de ancho por 8 pies y 6 pulgadas de alto, y de 20 o 40 pies de largo. Calcula cuántos contenedores necesitarás para tu diseño. 1 Más galerías de fotos

Your Shipping Container Home Welcome to Swimpond Landscape Design Inc ... where lifestyle is in harmony with nature The key to our success is the combination of our aquatic systems designs and technologies. The designs of SwimPond Landscape Design have been pioneered in Europe and installed in countless locations from individual residences, resorts and hotels to the largest of commercial projects since 1993. Aquatic System Design A swimpond operates according to the latest ecological principles and uses the biological cleaning power of natural waters. Our swimponds are basically divided into two areas - the usage area (swimming zone, 1.8m / 6ft - 5m / 15ft deep) and the treatment or regeneration area (filter zone, 0.30m / 1ft - 0.60m / 2ft deep). The swimming zone includes all water areas that can be accessed by people for swimming, playing and fun. The filter zone is actually an aquatic garden or garden pond which provides excellent functionality, looks beautiful and colorful and includes all areas that are used for water treatment. Sustainable Eco-Technologies

Shipping Container Housing Guide Building with Shipping Containers by Kelly Hart An idea whose time seems to have arrived is the use of stockpiled shipping containers as modular units for building homes. Because of the balance of trade in the United States, these hefty steel boxes are piling up in ports around the country and posing a storage problem. According to David Cross of, "a container has 8000 lbs of steel which takes 8000 kwh of energy to melt down and make new beams etc... Each container measures 8 feet wide by 40 feet long by 9 feet tall. According to KPFF Consulting, a structural engineering firm in St. As for their energy efficiency, they claim that when the appropriate coatings are installed, the envelope reflects about 95 percent of outside radiation, resists the loss of interior heat, provides an excellent air infiltration barrier and does not allow water to migrate in. This finished house is virtually indistinguishable from conventional housing. Twenty-one thousand containers hit American shores every day of the year.

Custom Container Home Design | Zigloo Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer © Mehdi Hidari Badie Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box and shipping, people were playing with folding designs. Designer Mehdi Hidari Badie has taken the idea of the pop-up to extremes with what Yanko calls an "Amazing Modern Mobile Home." Blu Homes should hire this guy or pick this unit up for their home shows; it is sort of an extreme version of their folding homes. Yanko writes: This cleverly compact mobile housing design by Mehdi Hidari Badie has got all the bases covered when it comes to making the most of limited space. It is all rather clever, over triple the size of the basic trailer, complete with exterior decks and solar panels on the roof.