Shipping container homes have been a very popular architectural expression in contemporary times. The widespread use can be traced down to appeals of sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and overall modularity. One of the newer examples of shipping container homes comes from US studio MB Architecture who worked on a stacked design located in Amagansett, New York. The elegant dwelling is black and minimalist. Its use is intended to be occasional as it is a holiday home for a family with three kids.
The house spans two floors and was prefabricated off-site and assembled in place thereafter. The units feature floor-to-ceiling windows that do not only expose the dwellers to serene views of nearby vegetation but also allow ample natural light to flood the interior.
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MB Architecture Constructs an Elegant Holiday House in Amagansett
1. Container Homes - Container homes are becoming increasingly popular due to their sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and modularity.
2. Stacked Design - Stacked designs present a new innovation that allows for more efficient use of space in container homes.
3. Off-site Prefabrication - Off-site prefabrication is a trend in container homes that allows for quicker and more cost-effective construction.
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can benefit from embracing the trend of container homes for sustainable and cost-effective building options.
2. Construction - The construction industry can benefit from utilizing off-site prefabrication to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of building container homes.
3. Real Estate - The real estate industry can benefit from incorporating the trend of container homes as unique and eco-friendly housing options.