Recently, Peter DeMaria, AIA, of DeMaria Design, this month received an award from the South Bay/Long Beach Chapter of the AIA for his design of the East LA Four Square Church Parsonage. The project was built using a hybrid form of traditional stick frame construction and seven recycled cargo containers.
The 3,400 square-foot structure includes a residential living suite, classrooms, a teen center, offices, and a great room for weddings, educational conferences, religious ceremonies, neighborhood gatherings, and family celebrations.
Peter DeMaria is a leader in the container architecture field and has been researching this form of construction for several years because containers are strong, fireproof, mold resistant, and affordable as a structural system. The Redondo Beach House is perhaps one of his most notable container projects, and more information is available through Logical Homes and Logical Architecture.
Photo credits: DeMaria Design.