Friday, April 27, 2012

Container Home in Bangalore

Shipping containers have always intrigued us with their strength and versatility. Taking a step further in using shipping containers in our daily lives, how about living in one with the family?

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Container Homes are a new approach towards modular, eco-friendly and cost effective housing. Useful spaces are created by arranging and joining containers in various positions. Arranging containers is similar to arranging lego bricks, except that the bricks are atleast 20ft long, 8ft wide and 8ft high.

Container_Home_In_Making_As_Lego_Bricks

 It is hard to believe as how containers like above can be converted into a container home like below.

  Container_Home_View_Left

Container homes are a popular concept in Western countries, but in India, it has never been done before. In our case, we have used 2 old shipping containers to create a house equipped with a Living room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom and Balcony.
The entire complex consists of four containers, two making up the container home and other two being used as office space and bachelor pad.
In our previous Endeavour, we created a comfortable and cozy living unit for a single person using a single container.

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The two containers act as two modular units of the house. One container is converted into a bedroom cum bathroom.

  Container_Home_Interior_Bedroom_Wardrobe_Flooring

And the other container serves as the kitchen area and dining area.

  Container_Home_Interior_Cut_Doors_And_Windows

Windows and Doors have been cut on the container sides to provide easy access. The container are placed in an L-shape, with other L becoming a 12ft by 12ft living room. The house boasts of a very unique wall made out of glass beer bottles, with a bullock cart wheel at its center.(as can be seen below)

  Container_Home_Door_Extension_For_Bathroom

The doors of the containers have been opened out to get extra 4ft of floor space as can be seen in the above photograph. More on the Container Home in later posts….

The possibilities with containers are endless, they open a completely new way of creating strong and cost-effective structures for regular use. Shipping containers are ideal building blocks for making comfortable and eco-friendly houses. Container Homes are not only economical to make but take considerably less time to build when compared to traditional houses.

Welcome to the world of Container Homes.



Bangalore Mirror News Article
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=10&contentid=201204292012042902372250072185336
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=10&contentid=201204292012042902372250072185336

TV9 Container House Coverage


Suvarna News Special Coverage


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