FLW container house | Zigloo


An adapted Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) Container House design concept creates a unique house sized perfectly to most standard size lots. This design is constructed of two 40′ and six 20′ shipping containers. The main floor consists of an open living, dining and kitchen area, along with 2 bedrooms, the main bathroom and laundry room. Circular windows in the living area provide interest on the front wall, while the kitchen window provides an elegant visual backdrop. The bathroom is tucked away behind the kitchen and the foyer leads to the bedroom hall. The bedrooms have sliding glass windows overlooking the front yard and the container doors can be locked shut to increase security or opened to allow natural light. The central staircase is a sculptural element to access the upper floor. The upper floor contains the master bedroom suite and an open office/den space. The studio and mechanical rooms are contained in a separate 20′ container joined to the principal building by a patio and water feature.

#8 Shipping Cabin

The Shipping Cabin design is a luxury, low cost construction conceptualized for a controlled manufacturing environment. These luxury low cost residences could be built on Canada’s West Coast and economically shipped to places like Spain, Bolivia or Iceland. The use of shipping containers serves as the fundamental building blocks of a cabin structure which can be easily adapted to any location and environment. This concept uses a single 40′x8′ shipping container as an upper floor and a simple glass and aluminum frame with a ground level enclosure. The cabin is raised 9′ above the ground and supported on four wooden columns. The roof consists of arched trusses and corrugated 12′ steel culverts. The ground level floor is an open and flexible space for accommodating various living arrangements. The shipping container makes up the structure of the upper floor which includes the bedroom, storage unit and bathroom.

via FLW container house | Zigloo.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s