tMoA

~ The only Home on the Web You'll ever need ~


    Old shipping containers lend themselves to being recycled and incorporated into new houses

    Share
    avatar
    Carol
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 21921
    Join date : 2010-04-07
    Location : Hawaii

    Old shipping containers lend themselves to being recycled and incorporated into new houses

    Post  Carol on Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:07 pm


    http://www.ecofriendlyhouses.net/recycled-shipping-containers-house.html


    Old shipping containers lend themselves to being recycled and incorporated into new houses


    Old shipping containers lend themselves to being recycled and incorporated into new houses - they are numerous, relatively cheap and very durable.

    The house pictured above right is the worldFLEXhome, designed by Danish architectural firm Arcgency, and constructed to Active House standards, using old shipping containers.

    During the construction process, prefabricated floor and ceiling panels are shipped to the site inside the containers while the outside of the building is clad in a framework to hold insulation.

    Recycled Shipping Containers used to build a houseThe original concept includes:

    solar cells, 30m2 roof facing south
    A green roof
    Rainwater is collected in underground storage
    Skylights let in light to the interior
    The walls are highly insulated (350mm)
    An interchangable facade system (bamboo facade pictured)
    The windows facilitate differentiated light
    The containers are easily transported as ISO containers
    Heat pump
    Water tank
    Possible to connect to ground heating
    Energy management system, tracking energy consumption and production online


    _________________
    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol

      Current date/time is Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:53 am