We’ve featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK’s container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing’s for sure, there isn’t a shortage of uses for containers as shelter, especially for those who like that super industrial architecture aesthetic. Leger Wanaselja Architecture finished their Container House at the close of last year, bringing a more traditional look to the container composed residence, located on top of a hill in an East Bay suburb overlooking San Francisco, Calif.
The 1350 square foot, three bedroom house incorporates three forty-foot containers, two stacked on one another, and the third cut in half and stacked on itself. For their version of a container house Leger Wanaselja Architecture repurposed refrigerated shipping containers, which provides instant exterior siding, insulation, and a built-in structural frame. Additional framing was only needed where windows and interior partitions within the containers were added.
Leger Wanaselja Architecture didn’t stop with the containers, shipping container doors were repurposed as retaining walls used within the site. Additional green materials were used throughout the Container House include blown cellulose insulation to the roof and floors, 50% fly ash/slg in concrete foundation and piers, “green seal” paint on the interior, along with 100% wool carpet and bamboo flooring.
( From http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/08/prefab-friday-container-house-by-leger-wanaselja-architecture/ )