Crafted from eight large shipping containers in is one such green home that charms with its unique aesthetics and ergonomics. This ingenious home was designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos and it also doubles as a spacious workplace for its owner who is a professional photographer!
The striking two-story modern addition sits at the rear of the house and uses expansive glass windows and doors to connect the interior with the backyard. Designed by Steve Domoney Architecture the sparkling extension is barely visible from the street yet it efficiently expands the living area of the home.
Supported on four steel beams the three levels of the cabin offer wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from their elevated position. The lower level is used as a carport and a utility room while the top level features the large living area with kitchen and dining.
While the more classic exterior blends in with the style of the other homes in the locality the interior and the backyard seem to be inspired by a sleek minimal style that embraces a neutral color palette.
The ÁBATON ÁPH80’s grey fiber cement board facade gives it a unique look that distinguishes it from other modular homes while Spanish Fir timber panels give the 27-square-meter interior a warm but modern feel
Centered around a peaceful minimalist lifestyle the residence also has an interesting ability — the exterior can be folded up onto itself to secure the home for transport or when the owners are away for extended periods of time.
Private spaces are housed on the second floor while the top level features the terrace and the sundeck. Even though this is a shipping container home it seems to match any other house both in terms of comfort and spaciousness