Bright Cargo Container Casa in Chile

This bright orange home was made with two 40-foot and three 20-foot shipping containers in Santiago, Chile.  Due to our publication of various shipping container homes, the architect, Rubén Rivera Peede, shared Liray House with Jetson Green recently, and you’ll find more vibrant photos and a floor plan below.

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By |July 11th, 2012|Container Design, Modern architecture|7 Comments

CaliMini Solo Prefab at Dwell on Design

HMK Prefab Homes, in conjunction with Sustain Design Studios, debuted a new miniHome design called the CaliMini Solo 1 at the recent Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles.  The pictures and exterior staging don’t appear to do justice to the ever-popular miniHome, but the below video of the Solo provides a better impression, I think.  This design, unlike the chassis-based designs we’ve seen from Sustain, is built to the modular code and includes a 616-square-foot interior, 140-square-foot loft, and a 140-square-foot deck.

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By |July 4th, 2012|Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

The First Container Home in the Hamptons

This is The Beach Box, a shipping container house in the dunes of Amagansett, New York, off Montauk Highway. The home is believed to be the first in the Hamptons to be built from shipping containers and was developed by Andrew Anderson with six-modules from New York-based SG Blocks (the same company behind the Harbinger House).

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By |July 3rd, 2012|Container Design, Modern architecture|17 Comments

Timber Frame Cabin Built on a Waterfront

It’s been a couple years since we last checked in on the work of Seattle-based FabCab, a company that makes prefab and kit-built, eco-friendly homes and accessory dwelling units.  Short for “fabulous cabin,” FabCab has several timber-frame houses under construction in Washington and recently shared photos of this two-level cabin on Camano Island.  It has a timber frame, SIP panels, and a soaring water-front wall of windows.

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By |June 28th, 2012|Modern architecture, Single Family|0 Comments

Cozy Connect:2 Prefab Wows California

I mentioned the launch of Connect:Homes recently and how the founders of this company hope to reinvent modular prefab with a unique approach.  They took a big first step towards doing that with a prototype home on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles last weekend.  The crowds, from everything I’ve heard, deeply enjoyed this warm, contemporary abode and the interior touch of style by Kishani Perera.

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By |June 28th, 2012|Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|8 Comments

Eco-Pak is a New Home in a Container

James Green is an aircraft structural engineer who found a creative solution when designing a home for a remote site in Turkey (that wouldn’t allow a concrete foundation).  Green decided to structure the house around a shipping container with an extended skeleton of removable frames.  Seeing more potential, he then patented the idea and teamed up with architect Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects in order to deploy “Eco-Pak” as modular and sustainable housing.

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By |June 21st, 2012|Container Design, Modern architecture|3 Comments