The second life of the transport container
Text: Mariola Weindich-Mašek, photos: press release
8 March 2017
Are you dreaming of a cabin - a small, cheap and environmentally friendly? We have the perfect solution for you -a house made of transport containers. It is an ideal solution for all lovers of recycling. The idea of adapting a container for housing came from Jim Poteet, an American architect.
The container has required a few changes. Its original colour has been left, only the front wall and the side have been glazed in order to ensure access of natural light. The whole project was based on an idea to keep ecological balance. It is all about to bring new life into old, worn containers.
The materials chosen for finishing the house are worth noticing. Among them there are processed plastic nuts, which were used to build a roof, the foundations were made of the old telephone poles. Also, a toilet and a wonderful, green roof, come from upcycling.
House made of the container is a perfect example that recycling and upcycling are being used more and more often in bold and interesting projects of designers and architects around the world.