Storage Container – A Base for Innovative Housing Design
There are a number of innovative ways that storage container can be used in housing. There are a couple of reasons that the common storage container is increasingly being used for housing by creative architects and practical builders.
Why Use a Storage Container in Housing Design
- They are affordable – a sea container is often much cheaper to use than other construction materials.
- They are strong – shipping containers are built tough enough to withstand the knocks that they take when they are loaded onto or offloaded from ships.
- They are easy to remodel – you can make a number of modifications to the containers to meet your housing needs.
- They are well insulated – because they are designed to keep goods in top condition, they are built with a good amount of insulation.
- They are easily used – They can be easily stacked together and are pre-fabricated making them fast to work with.
- They make use of recycled materials – using these containers saves trees from being cut down to supply building materials and prevents them from piling up on a dock somewhere.
Architects and builders are beginning to work with the storage container for when constructing homes and it is one of the most cutting edge new areas of home construction. They are working with the containers to build residential homes, student accommodation, hotels, backpacker hostels and much more.
Recently, the world’s first hotel made from shipping containers opened in Uxbridge, England. Travelodge, the company behind the hotel are now planning more hotels with the same design citing the fact that they are much cheaper for them to construct.
Student Accomodation, Netherlands
Used shipping containers have been used as the basic building block for affordable student accommodation.
They have been used in country’s like the Netherlands where students have reported that they provide comfortable, quiet and well insulated accommodation.
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