Shipping Container Homes Book Series – Book 172

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Shipping Container Home Book 172 – Solar Decathlon Entry – China

Today’s featured Shipping Container Home was designed and Built by Tongji University as Team China’s etry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Its was constructed from six recycled shipping containers arranged to form an equilateral Y shape. The Y Container concept targeted young professionals in China, where disparities between incomes and housing costs make owning a home prohibitive.

A collaboration of students and faculty at Tongji University in Shanghai, Y Container is essentially three pairs of modified shipping containers, with the containers in each pair placed side by side and the three duets then arranged into a Y-shaped dwelling with cutouts for windows and doors. The exterior sides of the structure are layered with rigid insulation under bolt-on zinc-plated steel sheets, creating a waterproof, reflective shell that enhances the performance of the bifacial photovoltaic panels mounted on the rooftops of the spurs.

The bottom spur of the Y points south and includes a living room and small balcony. The left spur of the Y serves as the kitchen area and the right spurhouses the bedroom. Bamboo facing shades most of the exterior walls.

This is the 172nd Container Home we have featured in this format for our Readers. You can download the entire back catalog of all 172 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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Download Book 172 in our Shipping Container House Book Series as a PDF Here.

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