Shipping Container Homes Book Series – Book 127| 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.
Container Home Book 127 – Shipping Container School – Mexico
Today’s featured Container Construction Project is a Shipping Container Primary School called Montessori La Milpa based in Ensenada, Mexico.
The school looked at a number of alternative building methods because they wanted the architecture of the school to match it’s philosophy, diversity and keep an environmental focus.
They looked at other options from straw bales, adobe blocks, bricks, to cinder blocks, etc. Eventually they decided to go with shipping containers mainly for three reasons:
The cost was about the same as a traditional cinder block constructions, but the upside was the longterm durability (reduced maintenance)
The fact that the containers were being re-purposed rather than recycled
Finally, the also the novel aspect of building with shipping containers, as there are no other constructions of this magnitude in our area.
The school also harvests rainwater in a cistern that can hold 133,000 liters and have composting toilets and a composting program where parents bring their organic scraps from home.
This is the 127th Container Home we have featured in this format for our Readers. You can download the entire back catalog of all 127 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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