Today, as the green theme grows in popularity more and more people build shipping container homes. In some ways, homes made from shipping containers have some benefits since they are absolutely are strong, durable, stackable, movable, modular, plentiful and relatively cheap. Besides homes, architects also use containers to construct other buildings such as office, school, dormitory, and markets.
One example of awesome prefab shipping container homes is the Crossbox by French Architect firm Clément Gillet Architectes (CG Architectes). The main purpose of this project is to build a low cost architect’s housing with high focus on environmental issues. This eco-friendly shipping container home is prefabricated in single family residence (1,120 sq ft) located in Pont Péan, France. It is composed of two containers laid crosswise (as the name is Crossbox). The first volume is grey while the other one is green. Each volume presents a very simple design which consists of living area on the ground floor and three bedrooms of the first floor. The interior of the home is simply furnished and bright. Another small container from natural wood stands near the home. The combination of this natural color and other containers’ contemporary color is creating a perfect mixture. This home also supports the green program through its green roof which offers additional space for having green plants for the household.
The following are the Crossbox shipping home container pictures including its exterior and interior view. If you are interested in building this kind of home, there are a lot of shipping container home designs you can browse through the web.
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