Redondo Beach House, California
Located on Redondo Beach in California, CA, this award-winning container house is said to be indestructible by its architects.
By definition, shipping container houses will usually have a very square, modern exterior look and this one is no exception. There are no shortage of architectural combinations and therefore, interesting layouts and internal room distributions. One of the eight containers utilized in this layout has been designed to incorporate a swimming pool.
The main prefabricated superstructure was assembled off-site (in turn reducing construction waste by an estimated 70%) and then transported to the beach. Some traditional building materials (wood and steel) have been used in the main living spaces including the main bedroom, lounge area with a 20 foot high ceiling and an artist’s studio.
Apart from doors and windows being formed by cutting the container walls, the rest of the structure has been finished leaving the internal characteristics of the container exposed.
The “home” is vermin and insect proof as well as resistant to damp problems, mold and of course, fire. The house also benefits from tankless hot water, plywood free from formaldehyde, natural ventilation and prefabricated roofing panels.
DeMaria Design & Logical Homes
At the time bespoke container homes were being offered by DeMaria Design and Logical Homes for around US$125 per sq foot. DeMaria have harnessed the shipping container housing concept and will work with clients to design a container home in any style, shape or form.
Below, we feature a CNN news editorial which introduces DeMaria Design and explains very well the environmental problems surround the storage of empty, used shipping containers.