Used shipping containers are popping up all over as eco-friendly building materials. Since framing can be one of the costliest parts of many construction projects, the shipping container offers more than just a green building solution - it helps save money by providing what's essentially a prefab structure for architects and contractors to work with.
These buildings are some of the most stunning and clever uses of shipping containers I've run across.
1. The 12 Container House
This house is actually up for rent at Architecture and Hygiene. Designed by Adam Kalkin, the 4000 square foot building features huge windows and radiant heating in the floors.
A shipping container home in the Australian countryside that's totally customizable!
Up next: Even more prefab goodness!