You wouldn’t know it from taking a walk around this contemporary home designed by Danish architecture firm Lendager Arkitekter, but it’s primary structure is comprised of two upcycled shipping containers. While many container projects are largely built-out in a factory controlled environment then shipped to their sites as completed products, this house simply used them as blocks with which to configure a much more generous floor plan.
Here are the containers as they were configured on the site, ready to be built-out with insulation, siding and finishes. This type of hybrid construction lends itself to much more flexibility when it comes to designing spaces.
Inexpensive, readily available materials were shipped inside the containers that were used to set up the structure, such as the oriented strand board (OSB) seen here on the floors and walls.
By spanning the space between two containers, an open floor plan is created in a way that cannot be achieved by using a stand alone container, which by itself has very limited dimensional flexibility.