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WFH House Offers A Sustainable Prefab Design

WFH House Offers A Sustainable Prefab Design

The way many are thinking of housing has been changing for the past several years. Some construction designs are focusing on smaller floor plans and economical materials, and others are trying to budget and fit in what is most important to a sustainable lifestyle. Arcgency has come up with a model for a prefabricated and modular home with a flexible design called WFH House. The framework is made from shipping containers and uses 40 foot high standard sections as the support systems. The building can actually be configured in several ways in order to serve different functions. It can also be changed to fit various weather conditions,… read more

A Shipping Container Home That Isn’t Boring

A Shipping Container Home That Isn’t Boring

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… read more

Shipping Containers Provide Shelter to Animals

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The Getto2Garden initiative is a project based in Santo Domingo, in partnership with the Colectivo Revark architectural group and the Practivistas Dominicana Program. Originally designed to provide housing to 40 dogs and 6 cats, the project up-cycles materials like shipping containers, old tires, and plastic tanks, turning them into shelter space for animals. The space manifests as colorful, cube-shaped units, which are stacked above and alongside each other. Each unit is roomy enough to provide its animal tenants with adequate space for play, sleep, and relaxation. The multilevel shelter is placed on a partially-fenced elevation, which will undoubtedly help to… read more