In the hands of talented designers, many objects that have gone out of use can become works of art. But art objects are of less interest to the population, but the opportunity to get an original, functional and modern dwelling made from old shipping containers has pleased customers all over the world. At first glance, it may seem that only a small country house or a temporary shelter for one person can be organized from a cargo container. But after viewing our amazing selection, which presents the exteriors and interiors of houses made of metal containers with large windows, terraces, verandas and other architectural features, it becomes clear that this topic is only gaining momentum and may well become mainstream for the production of affordable and original housing in some corners of the planet.
The climate of our planet is so diverse that it is difficult to assert the possibility of permanent residence in houses created from shipping containers with large panoramic windows. But such buildings can be used as a country summer house in many regions of our large planet. Moreover, with the help of modern finishing materials, container houses can be easily insulated or, on the contrary, protected from overheating in hot weather..
One-story container houses
When locating a structure made of metal containers outside the city, in a summer cottage or a personal plot, it is important to take care of the issue of a safe and durable arrangement of the frame – if the building does not have a foundation (and this is most often the case), then it is necessary to install it on piles. As a rule, reinforced concrete structures are used as supports, in some cases it is possible to use wooden elements made of dense wood.
At the first glance at the buildings constructed from containers, it may seem that it is impossible to organize a full-fledged dwelling inside, organically distributing all the necessary functional segments in narrow rooms. But, firstly, the containers can be connected to each other, assembled like puzzles and create really convenient premises from the point of view of operation. Thanks to the use of large windows and glass doors, the spaces are filled with sunlight and appear visually larger. In addition, panoramic windows help relieve the psychological problems of being in small spaces. And secondly, to create a comfortable, ergonomic and visually attractive interior, there are many design techniques that help create a cozy atmosphere even in small rooms..
On the site, you can install a structure from an old shipping container on a wooden platform. In this case, it is enough to organize a canopy the width of the platform in order to provide yourself not only a comfortable place to stay, but also a place for outdoor recreation with shelter from the rain.
Inside, such a bright, sunny house looks no less attractive. Light finish on all surfaces, comfortable but light furnishings and competent planning in small spaces lead to a comfortable, cozy and modern interior. The use of glass and mirror surfaces helps to visually expand the space and make the room look light.
Another example of the striking design of a container house with a canopy located on the platform. Sheets of non-soaking fabric are attached to the metal frame of the canopy, which can be removed in cold weather, and on hot days they give shade and coolness to everyone who is in the house and near it. You can relax and dine outdoors, in the shade, enjoying the views of the surrounding landscape.
The rooms are of modest size, but with the help of light finishes, ergonomic arrangement of medium-sized furniture and the use of panoramic windows and sliding glass doors, it was possible to create truly comfortable rooms.
The next house is made up mostly of glass surfaces. Small house on stilts, with a bright orange facade and large windows, incredibly comfortable inside.
Being in the cozy atmosphere of such a glass and metal house, one gets the impression of complete unity with nature. The abundance of sunlight and surface finishes in light colors, the use of furniture in pastel colors, with glass and mirror surfaces – this weight allowed us to create an original, but at the same time practical and attractive from an aesthetic point of view design of the home.
Another small house is an option in which a whole container is used as a covered shed, in which two walls have been partially removed. A comfortable and practical place to relax in the fresh air, protected from the sun, rain and other weather manifestations, at the disposal of the owners.
Tiered container houses with glass walls
For buildings with two or more levels from shipping containers, you need to attend to the presence of a foundation. Often in such houses, the old casement doors are left as doorways or they are modernized for more convenient use. But the most common option remains the use of glass doors to create maximum natural light inside the premises and visually expand the space..
Inside, the two-story building looks very respectable. With the help of an open plan, it is possible to place several functional zones within one room, while maintaining the feeling of spaciousness, freedom of movement and lightness of the resulting image of the interior.
The original facade of the building, assembled from several blocks, is decorated with large mirrored windows. Reflective and energy-saving surfaces allow you to provide the interior of the dwelling with the maximum amount of sunlight, keeping the house warm in the cool season and not letting the heat inside the building in the summer.
The huge homeownership came about by putting together a few metal containers and using a lot of glass surfaces. But this practical, beautiful and incredibly spacious building needs not only protection from subsidence in the form of a foundation or a platform, but also protection from sunlight that can heat the roof to high temperatures..
The interior of the building is no less interesting than its facade. For example, the living room seems to be located in the open air – due to the abundance of glass surfaces, a feeling of weightlessness of the room, incredible lightness.
Inside, the house looks incredibly spacious – the snow-white finish, glossy and glass surfaces visually add scale to the rooms. In such an interior everyone will be comfortable – both households and their guests.
Combination of snow-white surfaces and dark ones. The contrasting interior elements create a dynamic and modern design. And it doesn’t matter what materials the building frame consists of – metal containers, glass, concrete or wood.
Depending on the climatic conditions of the location of the container house, some of the walls can be left without insulation and the original texture of the cargo container will be visible in the interior. With this approach, designers prefer the usual painting of corrugated walls to create an interesting, non-trivial image of the room..
In houses with large panoramic windows and sliding glass doors, openings are not draped even in bathrooms and bedrooms, providing spaces with maximum access to sunlight.
The combination of metal, glass and wood surfaces in the design of the facades of prefabricated, modular construction manages to create attractive, interesting and at the same time incredibly harmonious architectural objects. Such a house will definitely not mix with the same facades of ordinary houses on a city street or among suburban areas with buildings..
Another original building, the design of which cannot be confused with any other. Long and narrow spaces interconnected by glass passages look futuristic, original, but at the same time attractive.
Inside such a house, the feeling of unreality does not leave – the original interior, for all its simplicity, allows you not to forget about what the house consists of and how non-trivial its design is.
A large complex made up of cargo containers connected by glass passages, balconies, sun canopies and a comfortable entrance area. Containers of different colors and an abundance of glass surfaces harmonize perfectly, creating an interesting, modern and positive image of the building..