Out with the new, in with the old. A new wave of creatives have been building luxury homes from basic shipping containers, and it seems that the wave is only getting bigger.
The most recent container-to-home project on the scene has been designed by Atelier Riri, an Indonesian architect based in Jakarta. The 1,660 sq. ft. home is made out of four shipping containers, connected using a series of different features. These four containers are topped with mesh roofing over its exposed area, which is meant to increase insulation within the property. The overall aesthetic of the project is modern and playful, with the use of many different bold colors as seen on accent pieces in every room. While the house is definitely luxurious, Riri decided not to hide the true foundation of the impressive abode; the containers. The four pieces are evident and create an industrial-chic element to the playful property.
In the theme of recycling, the home also is built to be environmentally friendly. The wood and metal found throughout the four containers come from reused supplies. Interior techniques such as polishing concrete also reduce the need for further decoration. The growing popularity of these types of homes is an important sign that people are recognizing the vast amount of usable material we waste. All in all, saving you and the planet a lot of unnecessary stress.
The structure is being described by Curbed as Riri’s launch into “the unofficial worldwide competition for best shipping container home.” While converted containers have been on the scene for a little while now, this is surely an exposition of how they can also break into the luxury home market as well.