nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
 
nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
sep 29, 2013

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
all images courtesy of studio arte

 

 

 

studio arte has been exploring the notion of nomad living in their architectural practice, resulting in a series of shipping container structures that they see serving a multitude of purposes: a start up for young home owners, a holiday home, a concept for holiday resort planners, a shed for guests, a home office, a home studio, a pop-up, or a hotel room. one of the first prototypes they have realized is situated in the picturesque region of algarve, portugal, where the experimental firm has transformed a single standard shipping container module into a getaway retreat. boldly painted in orange to compliment the lush surrounding greenery, the structure features a wide deck that runs along the entire frontage of the dwelling, extending the narrow space outwards thus opening up the interior to the exterior via large glass sliding doors. the shelter includes living, eating, and wash areas and responds to the site’s local bureaucratic building regulations. ‘nomad living’ is a mobile, sustainable and economical getaway–a functional shell that can be transformed by adding various architectural, mechanical and engineering features.

 

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
approach to the shipping container retreat

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
decks on three sides of the volume extend the interior to the exterior

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
large sliding glass doors open up the interior

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
view of the large expansive deck in the context of the interior living space

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat

 

 

nomad living by studio arte is a shipping container retreat
‘nomad living’ is situated in algarve, portugal

 

  • perfect solution for affordable off grid living

    Geoff
  • so beatiful!

    sdf
  • WTF – a shipping container with drapes on the outside? This is exceptionally unimpressive…..

    greg zurbay
  • The advantages of using shipping containers as your construction building blocks include:

    They are inexpensive. A used container will cost between $800 and $6000 each, depending on size, age, condition and distance from the building site. Each 40 foot container gives you 320 square feet. .

    Energy concerns. It takes far less energy to reuse shipping containers in a building than to melt them down and reform then into steel beams. Add solar panels and even the ongoing energy use will be green.

    Examples of plans can be found HERE- http://goo.gl/Es8rYu

    TLIM

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