Shipping container homes can often resemble, well, shipping containers. The rectangular form can sometimes get a little tedious, but one interesting take on this type of salvaged living space is designed by Todd Miller from Ziegler Build.
This upcycled Australian home has many impressive features. Constructed from 31 shipping containers, it took just over 5 months to complete.
The front appearance takes what would be a lackluster façade if left as a container and upgrades it with the different surfaces. Some have been given a glossy cleaning of their original look and some units have been covered in various textures of wood.
With 3 stories, the residence includes 4 bedrooms and baths. There is also an office, workshop, home gym, game room and reading space.
The floor plan incorporates a lot of open space, and the use of large scale glass panels strategically placed adds to the openness. This also allows for natural sunlight to filter through the home.
Gorgeous wood is also used in the interior, as seen in the doors, flooring, stairways and wall coverings.
To add even more interest to the home, the exterior design includes an original look to the shipping container style – graffiti art.
This bold presentation somehow works with this house and gives it a certain unexpected edge.
A touch of street artwork is also carried inside and displayed on a canvas.
The mix of industrial design with the steel pipes blends with the wall graffiti, and the wood grain flooring adds a naturalistic accent to balance out the look.
An original and smart design, this fresh take on shipping container living spaces is visually and environmentally inspiring.
All images are © Ziegler Build.
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