Green Frame House for Sustainable Container Housing in Italy


Description: Designed by Studio Astori De Ponti Associati, along with 3 architects and in collaboration with Art Container, a two-story home since named Green Frame House, was created out of 6 shipping containers. With one of the original cargo doors being used as an entrance, floor to ceiling windows being cut out of the steel and a number of energy efficient materials having been used, it’s a shame that this structure was built inside a warehouse, purely to explore sustainable design options. Because of this, it is hard to know whether the solar photovoltaic system or the small-scale wind turbine built in to the structure does the jobs it is intended to do, but, it sounds good in theory! It has a nice modern touch to it without losing that ‘eco’ feel!

Number of Shipping Containers Used: Six standard containers

Credits to: Studio Astori De Ponti Associati

Benefits: I think a sure benefit of this, is the fact that they have gone to the extent of building this home within a warehouse to configure the best sustainable and construction processes. One would assume that the end product, as well as future structures, would be at the very highest standards.

Investment: No information provided

Time to build: No information provided

For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home

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