This container house is the result of a minimalist low-cost single-family housing project, designed from two 40-foot modules (containers), in a mountainous area on the outskirts of the city; developing an internal design to maximize the function of the spaces without affecting the comfort of the owners.
The plan of this project and its main objective was to create from modules positioned in an L-shape, a warm, harmonious and comfortable space that serves as a place of retreat, in the middle of nature for the family and its visitors. We sought to create an atmosphere where all the details are thought out, maximizing the function and management of its spaces in order to enjoy the property in its entirety.
This minimalist design from containers, which are used as the main structural element, has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility room, living room, dining room, open concept kitchen, to add greater functionality and integrity of the spaces, two wooden terraces, pool and garage space.
The materials chosen are based on the need for the design to be highly sustainable, easily available, weather resistant, low cost, and in some way complementary to its surroundings. The main materials used are concrete, recycled wood and glass, since the house is in an area with high humidity levels.
On the other hand, it also has wood cladding on parts of the exterior and others were left intact so as not to completely hide the nature of the container and generate a more rustic and industrial visual; light pergolas designed with recovered wood slats have also been placed, in order to protect from solar radiation on the terrace and parking lot.
In this project it was very important to take into account the total interaction between the interior and the exterior to make the most of the natural visuals, which allowed us through the L-shaped positioning of its modules, to incorporate large windows and sliding glass doors to unite both environments, and thus achieve more illuminated spaces with natural light sources, comfortable, with excellent ventilation and attractive visuals.
- Architect: Paola Hernández, from Venezuela
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