Aussie Shipping Container Home Wins Design Awards
As shipping container homes increase in popularity they are starting to win awards around the world, including one smart looking shipping container home designed for a section in Bondi. Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture have a bit of a love affair with shipping container buildings and cargotecture in their monthly design competitions.
In late 2013 Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture unveiled their design competition for a Sydney based vacation house built from shipping containers with three main goals:
- Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of waterfront home.
- Research and investigate the various combination possibilities for freight container units to meet the specified program.
- Generate the discussion and ideas about the reuse of freight container modules and encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
The winning design, created by a Czech architect and designer Ales Juverek won the competition with a stunning design for a Bondi Beach site and a home constructed from second hand shipping containers with wooden panelling.
The home is two stories and constructed from stacked shipping containers with wraparound wooden decking and a lap pool with panoramic views to the waterfront. Living areas are on the open plan ground floor, while spacious bedrooms are upstairs and a sustainable food source is provided with the rooftop garden (which also helps out with insulation and offsetting the buildings carbon emissions). Full length windows provide lots of natural lighting, while wooden shades help to keep the house naturally cool during hot summers. Double glazing on the windows helps keep the noise out and the heating bills down in winter.
“I believe that internal connection between spaces and users’ circulation is absolutely essential. That is why I provided clear, straight connections between platforms with barrier-free entrance and corridors which are orthogonal to the main axis,” — Ales Juverek
Second place was won by architects from South Korea with this design:
More recently, another Australian design for a shipping container house has won a prestigious award – the Gabrielle Pool House of the Year.
Image Source: OGE Group Architects
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