We love cool modern homes! How about living in a shipping container? They do meet a variety of requirements: Modern. Check. Low-cost. Check. Environmentally-friendly. Here are a few we would love to fill with Perlora furniture!
Below: Two shipping containers flank a taller common space in this residence designed by Studio H:T. The bedrooms are in the containers while the entry, dining, living, and a loft is in the center area. The project plan has an off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating, and photovoltaics to create electricity.
Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture designed this orange container home for clients in San Jose, Costa Rica. The goal was to provide them with the spectacular views of the natural landscape. In fact, the roof between the two containers is from scrap metals.
Lot-EK designed the structure below so it can travel with its dweller to long-term destinations. When traveling, its sub-volumes are pushed to fill the entire container. Then interlock so the container is left flush and can be shipped worldwide. When in use, the sub-volumes are pushed out, and its 500-square-foot interior is suitable for living and working.
Lot-EK also designed this 1,500-square-foot penthouse apartment in New York City. The project involved transforming a mechanical room and adding a bedroom with a patio on the roof. Pictured above is a yellow aluminum container that has become an open outdoor space.
Whether you’re purchasing a single piece or starting a whole house makeover, a new design project can be daunting. PerLora is home to eight passionate Interior Designers that are here to help you along the way. Get in touch to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our design experts.