Studio H:T’s off-grid Shipping Container House – Gizmag


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Studio H:T‘s Shipping Container House is, unsurprisingly, a house made from shipping containers – at least partially. But perhaps most impressive about the design is that it operates entirely off-grid.

Studio H:T's Shipping Container House is, unsurprisingly, a house made partially from shipping containers - and one that operates entirely off-grid - Gizmag
Studio H:T’s Shipping Container House is, unsurprisingly, a house made partially from shipping containers – and one that operates entirely off-grid – Gizmag

First, let’s clear up where the shipping containers fit in. The taller central section (which is clearly wedge-shaped in plan view) is not a container. Nor is it fashioned from parts of containers. No, this specially-constructed space houses the living and dining areas, with some storage space above.

But two containers flank this central living space on either side, and these make up the Shipping Container House’s bedrooms and home office spaces – as well as the kitchen judging by the interior photography.

If the Shipping Container House does indeed constitute an entirely off-grid abode then this is the design’s main achievement – incorporating passive (i.e. non-mechanized) design approaches such as passive cooling and green roofs, while the building’s orientation and window design has attempted to minimize solar heat gain (the house is located in Colorado USA). It also appears some form of exterior cladding has been applied to the containers themselves in an additional effort to mitigate solar heating.

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Power is provided by a pellet stove (so though the house may be off-grid, it isn’t entirely self-sufficient) and on-site photovoltaic solar power.

Previously on Gizmag, and potentially of interest to the container-inclined, the Port-a-bach shipping container mobile home, APHIDoIDEA’s 65-container education center plan, and Tsai Design’s shipping container classroom.

Source: Studio H:T, via Arch Daily

Studio H:T‘s off-grid Shipping Container House.

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World


by Bridgette Meinhold

Photo: Inhabitat.com
Photo: Inhabitat.com

Inspiration for the shipping container drive thru came from the company’s use of the containers to ship their coffee and tea from sources around the world. Rather than let the containers wallow after moving their goods, the brilliant minds in Seattle thought to put them to good use and so the Reclamation Drive Thru was brewed up. So far, it’s just a one-off shop, but it could serve as the prototype for future retail locations.

Although it’s not certified yet, the company hopes to achieve LEED soon, which will make the shop the first LEED building in Tukwila. They’ve reduced signage by using the actual building as the sign and also integrated rainwater harvesting and xeriscaping to minimize water consumption. Frankly we’re happy that the coffee giant is jumping on the green bandwagon as their growing interest can help push sustainability and design further. We can’t particularly say we’re please that the latest shop is a drive-thru, but at least they included other strategies to reduce the impact.

If you happen to be passing through Tukwila, Washington, make a pit stop at Starbucks’ brand new reclaimed shipping container coffee shop. The first in what could possibly be a new branding strategy, the Reclamation Drive-Thru is built out of four shipping containers and has been designed to LEED green building standards. Designed in-house by resident Starbucks architects, the container coffee shop is part of a growing initiative at Starbucks to encourage green building to reduce energy use and operational costs as well as to push the envelope on environmental design in retail. As with all things from the global coffee dispensary, the container drive-thru is Starbucksified and emanates the same trendy design aesthetic you’d expect from their other coffee shops. We checked in with Starbucks and got them to spill the beans about their latest creation.

vía Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.

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Working Inside the Box: Shipping Container Buildings Catch On – ecomagination


Justin Hienz

Imagen: inhabitat.com
Imagen: inhabitat.com

When entrepreneur Malcom McLean developed the intermodal shipping container in 1956, he became more than just an inventor; he became an architect. Today, when these containers aren’t moving cargo on truck, ship, and rail, they are being used for various methods of habitation: a home, office, and—in at least one case—an environmental education center.

The Los Angeles design group APHIDoIDEA is working on plans for an Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education (eCORRE) Complex, a place where evidence for recycling’s potential is written on the corrugated steel walls. With close proximity to the second busiest port in the world, the firm has proposed a building made from 65 shipping containers. The eCORRE complex would boast a slew of sustainable innovations including a botanical garden “green roof” and the incorporation of reusable energy sources.

“[The project] re-adapts the shipping container as core building elements and implemented sustainable strategies to educate its visitors and users about “green” building practices,” said Jesus Eduardo Magaña, a senior collaborator at APHIDoIDEA. “We separated the structure and the space design from the container itself…at the same time we utilized its two best elements: its design modularity and the durability of its material.

vía Working Inside the Box: Shipping Container Buildings Catch On – ecomagination.

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