Designing Houses of Containers. What if the container be formed to be home? For example, a house like the image below, by adopting a contemporary modern style that blends with the industrial feel of this house using container as forming the mass of the building.
Homeowners, quite active in following the development of architectural design. This is exactly what has been inspired to have a home stay that appear unusual. He also presented a challenge to the architect to design a house from alternative materials ie container. Through the use of containers, he wants to have a unique home with saving development costs. On the other hand, design houses still look conventional.
A total of four containers prepared as forming a mass of two-storey building which stands on an area of 155 m2. Architects play with four bright colors (standout) that was composed to assert the existence of four containers used.
Contrasting Side Container with Conventional
Two containers at the front of the house icon installed intersect and half float (floating). Meanwhile, two other containers stacked on the back side of the house. In contrast to the elements of the container, the mass majority of conventionally designed buildings with brick or concrete walls. This solution simultaneously unite the couple desires of homeowners into a harmonious composition of architectural design.
Aperture openings for light and air, the architect did the cutting in some parts of the container. The proportion that are withheld calculated carefully so that the character of containers still look dominant. For windows, the architect prefers louvre window model is more compact and can still be opened when it was raining.
The effects of heat in the room caused by the metal element of the container is anticipated with the application of the insulation system. On top of the container there are skeletons with wiremesh prepared to place the vines as the first layer of insulation. Architects also uses glass wool and the Dutch teak wood in the ceiling container as the second and third insulation layer.
Applying the Principle of Reuse and Reduce
The house design is to apply the principles of reuse and reduce. The principle of reuse materialized through reusing pieces of container for the parts of the other buildings, the use of the former Dutch teak wood pallets, and use every part of the land the house. Meanwhile, the application of the principles of reduce, realized through the use of exposed concrete floors and walls to reduce the use of ceramics and paint or the use of exposed brick walls to reduce the use of cement stucco.
Sloping fields created to break the dominance and rigidity geometric field of container. Brick wall that protects the bedroom area exposed and only covered with white paint. Preparation of the brick portion spaced as pit entry of air and light into the bedroom. The distance between the bricks were made not uniform to form a visual gradation and shading effects are unique.