Hi everybody ?
We continue to discover for you. Our container house on today’s tour is from Cotes-d’Armor, Brittany, France.
New dwelling, built with 3 shipping containers and timber.
- Firm : MNM architectes
- Year : 2009
For once, the construction of the week is French ! It is in the northwest of the hexagon that this wooden house was imagined by the architect firm MNM. The stakes were high, it was necessary to find a way to build a villa of a hundred square meters, in a limited time and especially with a small budget. The other constraint came from the administration, which imposed a certain external aesthetics (slate roof, traditional facade or wooden).
The containers were then the most efficient solution, inexpensive they also allowed to limit the second work since the walls of each container served as partitions and plank for the second floor.
A wooden siding was laid along the structure, allowing among other things insulation from the outside. Velux were laid on the slate roof in order to let the light pass over the attic floor of the House.
The look of a cabin and the comfort and modernity of a villa inside.
The space constraint issues and resulting rise in housing prices in most of the major cities across the world is driving the growth in the container houses market. Container houses make use of the old shipping containers to build their houses and require very less space compared to conventional houses, thus saving space.
The global container houses market was valued at about $47.68 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $61.34 billion at a CAGR of 6.5% through 2022.
North America is the largest market for container houses with a 39% share in the market.
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