The portable containers could be a great solution for you to build a home in tight budget. Some DIY skill would help you to build a nice and comfy home from metal boxes..The exterior design looks very cool with wooden slats and natural finish.
The architects Jacques Gelez, Antoine Cordier, Olivier Charles and Armel Neouze created the Drop House concept. The design is turning heads for its potential to minimize waste, reduce energy and settle in style with the option to move on a whim. The design is weighted along a central axis with “pop-out” extensions forming the kitchen, bath, second bedroom and entry. The layout provides maximum space within the constraints of a completely portable container that can “close-up” when the extended living spaces are removed. When sited properly, the structure presents an opportunity for passive solar with materials that maximize thermal performance.
The steel framework is fitted with slat timber cladding at the main living spaces. The external joinery is composed of lacquered aluminum with thermal break and low-emissivity double glazing. The back of the structure is insulated with closed timber cladding on steel sandwich panel with 80mm rock wool, it’s clear that this inviting spatial experience brings yet another dimension to sustainable prefab housing.
Architects: Architects D3, Contributors: Jacques Gelez, Olivier Charles and Armel Neouze, Prototype Location: Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, Photo: D3 Architects