Shipping Container Homes Book Series – Book 120| By admin | Category: Free Tutorial, Profiled ISBU Project
Following the incredible popularity of our digital book series – The Most Influential Shipping Container Homes Ever Built – we have decided to release a number of expanded titles for 2016 showcasing in greater detail some of the best in Container based Construction from around the World.
Book 120 – 1000 sqft Container Guest House – Santiago, Chile
Today’s featured Shipping Container Project was built as a Guest House near Santiago, Chile using 2 x 40′ and 2 x 20′ HC Type 1A Containers arranged in a rather unusual configuration.
Designed by Sebastian Irarrázaval – The project is split into two areas, there are two steel clad containers and two containers clad with pinewood panels. The internal spaces are also different, this time due to their coloring: a lighter zone, formed by the bedrooms and bathrooms, and the other slightly darker zone, where the living room, hallways and cellar are located.
The design of spaces allows for crossed ventilation, windows with top and bottom openings to generate air flows and cool the house in the summer. Besides the ventilated façades, which help reduce the internal temperature of the house’s interior, expanded polyurethane insulation and thermal panels were used. It was also necessary to make an acoustic adaptation, consisting of an adapted acoustic ceiling, in the common area of the house, in order to absorb the echoes usually generated by rectangular spaces.
The Container method here resulted 30% reduced costs as compared with traditional materials, even with such a high level of detail.
This is the 120th Container Home we have featured in this format for our Readers. You can download the entire back catalog of all 120 Books, an additional 30 Container Homes in our “ The 30 Most Influential Container Homes ever Built” Book, a free copy of our 3D Container Home Design Software, Technical Drawings and Whitepapers and Access our Video Training Tutorial Series – in our Members Area
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