olgga architectes: 'crou' 100 recycled container student housing
 
olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing
jan 26, 2010

olgga architectes: 'crou' 100 recycled container student housing

‘crou’ student housing made from 100 recycled shipping containers

french architecture firm olgga architects has designed a student housing complex called ‘crou’ constructed from 100 recycled shipping containers. located in le havre, france the individual shipping containers are stacked on top of one another, each signifying a different student’s room.

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housingthe pyramid-like arrangement of shipping containers

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing profile view

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing front view

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing one of the room typologies

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing one of the room typologies

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing view of the site within the city

olgga architectes: 'crou'   100 recycled container student housing site plan

  • Can’t we all just get along?

    Old Idea
  • It’s a great project but there is one problem Temperature control and ventilation. How we can solve this problem.

    [url=http://u-rooms.com/]Letting[/url]

    Anjoliwax
  • Has been done before. Nothing new. Know students who lived in such houses and they became scizzofrenic. The hollow echoing sound of the containers keeps you awake at night.

    If Olgga people would have done some research they would know this. This will be a failure.

    Steven
  • After having worked in onsite offices made up of four shipping containers for about 9 months, well there’s a lot more to it than just stacking them up.
    Noisy, cold, drafty, damp(especially if they are not new.)
    ahummingbird and lisa comments are valid for sure.

    WebsterG 02.03.10
  • “but stacking shipping containers on top of each other isn’t structurally sound.” – i am sorry but you are wrong. this is how they stack them on ships that bring them to where ever they are going. This is definitaly a sound structure and even more sound when you stagger them like this. but i do believe that they would need atleast 3 feet around each one that has free space for plumbing, electical and air ventilation.

    nichole Howell-gislason daughter of someone who moves these container all day every day
  • Great! I love it.

    Gösta Zwilling, Verona
  • Really beautiful and creative project…

    Gazi Ozturk interior designer
  • Temperature control and ventilation could be a real problem. Canal boats have the same problem – too hot or very cold, (and they have windows…).

    lisa 30.1.10
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