This container house was built 4 high cube shipping containers. This house called "Huiini", was designed by S+ Diseño architects and located in a secluded but privileged spot of the city of La Primavera, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.
Description:"The house is made of 4 HIGH CUBE containers (30m2 [323ft2]), two downstairs and two upstairs, offset, to create two terraces, one on each level. The total area of the house is 120 m2 (1,291.7 ft2). The program is divided into ground floor; living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, master bedroom with bathroom, terrace and tool room. Upstairs is divided into guest bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom, hall-gallery, studio, terrace and double height living and dining room.
The project has the possibility of being completely open or closed if so desired. Due to the remoteness of the city and the extent of the site, we added to the program a final container that holds two mini studios with full bathroom each, for guests. The containers have many advantages such as the recycling of the structure, speed of construction, transfer once built if changing the location of the project is necessary, as the project is modular it can be expanded, etc. Among the challenges are, temperature control (in this case the project was left with longer facades north-south), the entire interior is lined with thermal acoustic insulation, not only for warmth but also for cold. The constant movement of the metal with the temperature change and noise in the rain. It also has passive heating systems and soon it will have solar cells. A smart way to recycle through a piece called home.”