Two-Box Home: Simple Dwelling of Dual Shipping Containers
When executed well, container architecture speaks for itself - the constituent containers become the anchors for the design around which the rest of the materials and spaces flow. This is one such exemplary structure.
In the Savannah Project from PriceStreetProjects, two containers are slightly offset to create primary enclosures and space out to allow for a central entry and sky-lit hallway between the perimeter-completing boxes.
Punching a few holes in the containers allows for basic movement between spaces, views out and light in, but take advantage of these pre-constructed boxes by leaving them largely more intact. The ends can also open to create alternate entry points or let in fresh air.
The whole project is set up on a wood deck, trimmed and joined by wood and glass, leaving the aged metal of the containers and their existing paint jobs to provide visual contrast to these newer and cleaner materials. The offset of the pair of containers creates nice partial exterior enclosures for decks.
About the architect: "Price Street Projects combines functional design with creativity to create sustainable, economical and innovative living and work environments. Based in Miami and Brooklyn, PSP specializes in building structures made from shipping containers, each unique to its site and use, blending art and architecture to explore the boundaries of the traditional construction/building model. PSP was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1991 by artist/architect/designer, Julio Garcia."