Comprised of two 40-foot shipping containers, the Sao Paulo Container House makes recycling look chic. The metal structures are attached side-by-side to offer a 194-square-foot home. Their corrugated facade is hidden beneath a layer of Dekton — a material made from a mixture of quartz, porcelain, and glass — to create a smooth surface. A cohesive white palette creates a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, perfectly complemented with furniture by Oki Sato of Studio Nendo. Recessed lighting and a glass facade illuminate the interior while the glazing expands the modest living spaces to a bamboo garden featuring a custom-made granite bench.
Photos: Ruy Teixeira / Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura