Made from four shipping containers, the South Coast Container House proves that good design can overcome a modest budget. The vessels have been arranged under an oversized flat roof. Their metal shells have been left exposed for both the exterior facade and interior cladding. Natural plywood floors and ceilings compliment the contemporary palette. Large glazed panels have been inserted into the ends, flooding the living spaces with natural light while also providing access to the sheltered deck. Above all, the home was constructed with a great respect for the environment with no excavation, zero VOC finishes, and natural wool insulation.
Photos: Simon Whitbread / Matt Elkan Architecture