Casa El Tiemblo: A Modern Shipping Container Home

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Casa El Tiemblo, or Tiemblo House, got its name from the picaresque region in which it is located, namely, El Tiemblo, Ávila, Spain. It was built using six repurposed shipping containers and was designed by Infiniski and built by James & Mau Architectura. It measures a luxurious 190 square meters (623 square feet).

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To construct this home the six shipping containers were placed in an L-shape. Four shipping containers make up the ground floor, and the remaining two were placed on top of them, secured and held in place by metallic support structures. When designing the home, one of the main goals of Infiniski was creating a house that blended into the environment and was energy efficient. They succeeded on both fronts.

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The south facing side was fitted with large floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide passive solar heating for the home year round, while also offering breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and valley. The house is located 1100 meters above sea level and it was built in a way that takes advantage of the biomass heating provided by the ecosystem. The large windows and doors also provide natural ventilation and the inner walls are insulated with recycled paper, cellulose and Fermacell.

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