A Shipping Container House With A Surprisingly Lightweight Appearance
As more and more architects are embracing the reclaimed shipping container trend, houses such as this one are starting to appear all over the world. This particular residence is the finished product of studio River & Rain. It’s located in Dhaka, Bangladesh and was completed in 2017. The entire project was done using parts from four shipping containers. The result was a three-story residence with a surprisingly lightweight appearance.
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The residence has a steel frame and an unusual amount of large openings and reflective surfaces which combined give it the lightweight look we just mentioned. The ground floor contains the social areas while the two upper levels house the private spaces. Sets of stairs connects the internal spaces as well as all the decks and terraces spread throughout the floor plan. Overall, the house has an industrial–rustic appearance, a big emphasis being placed on the use of reclaimed materials and on the transformation of the shipping containers from cold, austere volumes into a cozy and welcoming home.