15 Prefab Shipping Container Homes

Living in a shipping container home is a really cool idea. None of that brick and mortar, for once, but only large and empty boxes that you fill up with your belongings and convert into a liveable space.

Curved House by Daluz Gonzalez Architekten

Daluz Gonzalez Architekten created a wonderful house in Base, Switzerland. “Close to Basel, in an environment of family detached houses, we propose to realise one house of 6.5 Rooms with two main conditions: short execution time, and a tight budget. The object is inserted inside a plot already occupied, belonging to the parents of our client. The reduced dimensi- ons of the place, with North-South orientation on the long side, and the desire to share part of the garden, made it necessary to understand how is working the main house. This large semicircular house, was made in the 80s by the architect Max Schnetz. The spatial rotundity and the proximity to the future building, established a formal language to design the new object. We look for a curved form within the most known economic variable, which is, by de nition, “the Swiss box”. The end is a result of two ideas: the curve and the “Swiss box”. Minimal deformations of the outside walls, accentuate the corners, giving an unexpected expressiveness that characterizes and identi es the object. The house, which was built in wood onto a concrete basement, forms a link with the traditional Swiss construction, emphasizing this duality between formal modernity and constructive tradition.” And you surely have to check our collection of 15 creative and modern wooden house.

Curve Appeal 3D-Printed House

As 3D printing has evolved, the projects have become more and more ambitious. Case in point: the Curve Appeal 3D-Printed House. Designed by WATG, the 1,000-square-foot residence will be printed using Branch Tecnchology’s freeform process, making it the first of its kind. The home features a sweeping curved exterior that is not only easy on the eyes but also provides structural stability. Its interior takes inspiration from the Case Study Houses of the 1950s offering a modernist aesthetic with an open concept and a glazed facade that floods the interior with natural light while creating a constant connection with the outdoors. Along with its revolutionary construction, the structure will take advantage of innovative technologies like solar carving and passive mechanical systems to make it net-zero-energy. The project will break ground later this year in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And don’t forget to check 3d printed castle and 3d printed motorcycle.

Luxury Two Story Townhouse by Claridge Construction

Located in Henley Beach, Australia, this contemporary two-story house was designed in 2018 by Claridge Construction. ” What was once a dated home on a large block with dual street frontage, neighbouring park and reserve; gave way to four modern and luxurious townhouses. With an easy walk to Henley Square, the homes are in immediate reach of incredible restaurants, cafes and of course one of the best South Australian foreshores, Henley Beach. The homes depict elegance and refined luxury with large format windows that highlight the park views, high ceilings and feature stairwell that delivers an impressive ‘Grand Designs’ style entrance. Equally impressive are the high quality fittings and fixtures throughout all homes including 2-pac kitchens, stone benchtops, and smeg appliances. The homes are a rareity in the current market; high quality custom homes as a townhouse development in an amazing location. For both the developer and the future new owners, all the ‘boxes’ are ticked.” Also don’t forget to check Townhouse in Landskrona by Elding Oscarson

‘By The Way House’ by Polish Architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes

The “By The Way House” was built by Polish architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, with the driveway “wrapping” the home and making up the roof and walls to create an unbroken ribbon. Occupying an isolated part of central Poland and overlooking a river, the winding driveway that extends from both sides of the home is tasked with navigating the hilly terrain to reach the road above and the pier below. On one side of the home, the driveway peels up from the ground and meets the floor of the home, while dropping down on the other side. The walls of the home not made up by the concrete ribbon are lined with large glass windows, which offer sweeping views of the river below. And don’t forget to check 15 creative modern wooden houses and 15 modern tiny houses.

Red Rocks Residence – Modern Mountain House With a Pool

Designed by “The Ranch Mine” an award-winning husband and wife led architecture firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, this spectacular residence clings to the side of a camelback mountain. The Red Rocks House has over 2000 square feet of shaded exterior patios, extending the living of the house in every direction and providing shade for the interior spaces. Across the house there are several bi-folding custom steel screens that help shield the deck from the harsh desert sun while still allowing the breeze to come through but can be folded aside at dusk to take in the famous Arizona sunsets. And we recommend you to check Ultra-Modern House In Norwegian Mountains.

Eye Of The Storm Beach House In South Carolina

South Carolina’s beaches are nothing if not beautiful, but owning a home there comes with a big caveat: sometimes you have to weather hurricanes. Of course, you’ll be much better prepared to do so if you move into the ‘Eye of the Storm’ dome-shaped beach house. Located almost literally on the beach on Sullivan’s Island, just 20 minutes from the urban hub of Charleston – this is the first time this particular residence has been up for sale. And while the home is certainly uniquely stunning – with its large yard, 2nd & 3rd floor balconies, covered garage, Japanese soaking tub, and generous living areas and bedrooms – the highlight is certainly its construction. You see, the dome design was created specifically to withstand hurricane-level winds and rain – similar to the geodesic dome shape of mountaineering tents. That means this is likely the safest place on the island come hurricane season. The house is available now for $5 million. If you liked this beach house you should definitely check beach house in Canada and Avalon house.

Modern Beach House with Beautiful Views of the Ocean

This beautiful house of open spaces coated in fabulous wood and walls of glass, which lets us clearly set our eyes on marvelous exterior, was undertaken by architectural firm John Wardle Architects. It was designed in 2012 and was built in the Australian city of Fairhaven. In total, it occupies a space of 430 square meters. This beach house enjoys some beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and the coast nearby, with surfers frequently testing their skills against the waves. It is located in the upper part of the mountain range over Great Ocean Road on the Victorian coast. The proportions, the orientation, and the dimensions of the windows are adapted to the views available and reveal the interior spaces.

Minimalist Stockholm Summer House

Combining the best of Japanese and Scandinavian design, the Stockholm Summer House is a minimalist coastal retreat. The timber-clad dwelling is located on an island in Sweden’s largest archipelago. It’s comprised of an existing cottage and a new construction. Both structures are connected to one another by a shared roof, creating a covered terrace below. Surrounded by both the forest and the sea, the home is a direct reflection of the natural setting. Windows, patios, and entire rooms were intentionally placed to capture the best scenes of the rustic pines in the rear and the shoreline ahead. Lined with panels of light plywood, its interior showcases the dual aesthetics, emphasizing simplicity, natural materials, and the surrounding nature. And don’t forget to check Viking Seaside Summer House by FREAKS Architecture.

Sunflower House Above the Mediterranean Sea

Perched on the cliffside above the Mediterranean Sea in Cap de Creus, a rocky peninsula off Spain’s Costa Brava a few kilometres south of the French border, Sunflower House is both blessed with breathtaking views and saddled with a sun-deprived orientation that also leaves it completely exposed to the region’s punishing north winds that can reach up to 180 kilometres by hour. Barcelona and Mexico-based award-winning architecture studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales faced these challenges with gusto and ingenuity, taking advantage of the local topography and climate to design a modern residence that takes in its surroundings in sips rather than gulps. Diving precipitously into the sea, the dry, tree-less foothills of the Pyrenees create a wild landscape of ever shifting views that lend Cap de Creus a dramatic sensibility. It was this scenic quality with its promise of great views along with the Mediterranean sun that attracted Mel and Geoff, the house’s owners, to this plot of land. Its north-facing orientation however meant that despite the panoramic vistas sun exposure was minimal. The design of the two-storey house therefore evolved from the twin quest for views and sunlight. Similarly to a sunflower that turns its head to track the sun, each room juts out in a different direction to optimize its sun exposure as well as break down the sweeping seascape panorama into intimate views.

On the upper floor, the three bedrooms fan out to enjoy private views of the open sea while a seating room on the back opens up to a patio bound by the building and rock and thus protected from the strong local winds. On less windy days, the occupants can enjoy the decked terrace on the front and the infinity pool lower down the landscaped slope. The house is built exclusively out of local materials with the only exception being the high-tech glazing usually found in skyscrapers, which had to withstand not only the gusty winds and the solar heat but also the extreme humidity of the coastal location. Inside, a minimalist aesthetic of white walls and ceilings and dark grey screed flooring, gives the interiors a neutral aura against which the deep blues of the sea and the shifting hues of the sky stand out in all their glory. From afar, the protruding cubic blocks appear as a modernist sculpture of geometric abstraction, enhanced by its brilliant whiteness set against the brooding rocks and shrubs of the cliffside, a fitting description for a house that contains such kaleidoscopic views of the open sea. Also we recommend you to check other creative houses on our site.

Comfortable ‘Georgica Cove’ Single Family Residence

Bates Masi + Architects have recently completed a new home for a couple in East Hampton, New York, that would be comfortable for just the two of them the majority of the time, but also large enough to accommodate their children, grandchildren, and guests. The house was designed to blend in with the pastoral setting and vernacular building traditions of the area, like predominantly shingle style homes and barns that are often built and added to over time. The cedar shingles on the house, common to local buildings, have been scaled up to the size of boards to cover the roof and sidewalls, while cedar screens provide privacy and filter light. A marble plinth filled with sand elevates the house above the floodplain while also creating drywells to accept storm water runoff.

Complicated Modern Cottage in Japan

For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property. Rather than a traditional two-storey structure, the architecture practice designed a multi-level layout for the cottage, that gives the occupants multiple perspectives of the surrounding forest. The house, called called Nojiri-ko Nature Platforms, sits near the shore of Lake Noriji in the Kiso Mountains of Japan’s Nagano Prefecture. Each of the five platforms is made from different materials in different sizes and set at different heights. Floors double as benches, shelves, and even beds.

Concrete House in Chile with a Cantilevered Swimming Pool

Entitled ‘Casa H’, this residence in Chile is a testament to the beauty of reinforced concrete. Designed by Felipe Assadi, Trinidad Schönthaler, and Macarena Avila, the dwelling is composed of a succession of longitudinal and transverse beams that together generate a single structure hovering gracefully above the ground. “As always, we prefer to inhabit a structure instead of structuring a room,” explains Felipe Assadi. “In this way, we consider the technical feasibility of a project as its actual design resolution; feasibility is not separate from project design. This means that before becoming a house, the project is its own structure. “The structural beams are supported by four walls, creating a dramatic 7-meter cantilever. These walls support the entire structure and create a base for the bedrooms. The house also includes a pool, which is set within another block of concrete at a perpendicular angle to the house itself. Without partitions or columns, an access level contains all of the home’s common areas, such as the lounge, dining room, and kitchen. A corridor leads to the master bedroom at the opposite end of the home. On the lower level, a family room is joined by additional bedrooms. Also we recommend you to check other interesting concrete houses: The Wall House in Portugal and Fortress-like Concrete House in Switzerland.

Contemporary Shipping Container Home from Cocoon Modules

Athens, Greece based Cocoon Modules has partnered up with natural mattress brand COCO-MAT to turn a shipping container into a place someone would actually like to live. The container architecture startup takes old shipping containers and creates ideal modern dwellings for nomads, emergency housing, or people looking for a weekend home. Their idea is to design units that are modular and can be moved if need be, while being outfitted with everything needed when the keys are handed over. Each unit only takes 6 weeks to complete before being delivered to its location making it a much more affordable option than other prefabs. They’re able to keep manufacturing costs up to 50% lower than conventional construction methods.

Asymmetrical Villa M in Berlin

For Graft Architects, ‘Villa M’ in Berlin was a chance to rethink the traditional typology of a private house. The structure resembles more of a boulder than a human home as we have come to know it. Its glacial appearance is achieved by cladding the façade with ceramic plates. It sits in a sea of green, strategically placed to establish visual connections with the landscape. This asymmetrical appearance is reflected in the interiors where flowing transitions between the rooms create a sense of openness.

Modern Wooden House ‘Malangen’ by Stinessen Arkitektur

Stinessen Arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the Malangen peninsula in Norway, for a family and their visiting friends. The layout of the home involves several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden.

Modern Rectangular House with Pool in Australia

This rectangular house is an exercise in simplicity. Built on top of a hill in Portsea, Australia, the modern home is comprised of three parts that connect together and stretch into an elongated volume. Its exacting shape and sharp edges are a lovely, if unnatural, contrast to surrounding rolling hills and ocean. In a clever move, FGR Architects took advantage of the hilltop site, perching the house atop a base to give it the appearance of floating in midair. In another visual trick, the house cantilevers nearly 20 feet over the driveway—a dramatic effect that’s as practical as it is visual since the hangover provides cars with covered parking. The 3,660-square-foot-home is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, which makes it easy to peer from the front of the house to the back, where a deck and swimming pool span its length. And don’t forget to check 12 of the world’s most extraordinary swimming pools.

Modern Wooden Barn by MOTIV Architects

Asher deGroot of MOTIV Architects has designed a modern barn in Langley, BC, Canada, for his parents who own a modest hobby farm. The simplicity of the barn’s form is intentionally reminiscent of traditional North American barns. It’s clad entirely in vertical Douglas fir siding, reclaimed from prior use as boardform concrete formwork. The architect also acted as builder for the project, and along with his father, they coordinated specific build days with crews of up to 40 people. The frames of the roof structure were constructed completely on site and raised into place in less than 4 hours.

Fully Rotating Round House in Italy

Architect Roberto Rossi has completed a house in northern Italy that can rotate 360 degrees. Balanced on a central pillar, the octagonal house can be mechanically rotated in both directions to give its owner varied views. The rotation is also used to direct the house’s solar panels towards the sun. The house takes cues from another Italian home that can be rotated; Villa Girasole is an experimental two-storey house built in the 1930s by architects Angelo Invernizzi and Ettore Fagiuoli, which revolves on circular tracks around a central point. Located near the city of Rimini, Rossi’s house was constructed by Italian building contractor ProTek. The challenge was to keep the building lightweight and to allow it withstand traumas caused by its rotation. The structure has a steel frame, with walls made of wooden strips, and insulation panels of hemp and wood fibre. According to the architect, the house generates all of its own energy. The solar panels are fitted on the roof, so are able to take full advantage of the sun at all times of the day. Along with the solar panels the house is equipped with a heat pump and a solar thermal system, which also generate energy. Rossi’s house is the latest in a series of buildings that move – check ReActor.

Modern Concrete Block House in Kuala Lumpur

A faceted concrete shell punctuated by openings of varying sizes wraps around this house in Kuala Lumpur, which contains pockets of interior landscaping that create private outdoor spaces. Local studio Formzero designed The Window House for a hillside site on the edge of a forest overlooking the Malaysian capital. The architects’ initial thoughts were to maximise the connection between the house and the adjacent forest, but the clients were more interested in the internal experience than the outward views.