Prefab Houses - By MHM Contributing Staff on Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2 Comments
In our story Chelsea Morning about the Hudson river Park Trust using LOT-EK’s design to dress up Pier 57 we recalled musing about yet another previous story on shipping container houses that, “no one should be shocked if we don’t all end up living in one…some time in the future.”
Another step in that direction is this design of four containers by architect Christopher Robertson in Houston Texas.
While the green building features of any particular shipping container house may vary, the sustainable virtues come from employing unused containers that have served their original life purpose.
Robertson’s design uses Supertherm insulation – a space age technology that is Cradle to Cradle certified. The theme is carried throughout the house by low VOC paints, an efficient HVAC system, passive lighting and cooling, and a minimum of construction waste once the house was completed – just 12 contractor bag of trash. Read post in Inhabitat.