November 19, 2011
Shipping Container House, Connecticut
Here’s some pictures taken by the client for the shipping container house in New Haven, CT. This house was built from six containers, and features a more traditional architecture for the front. This project was built by Marengo Structures, and the designer was Christian Salvati. We worked closely with him to produce the structural design, and the intent of the project was to build an attractive house at an affordable price. The house was built on a vacant lot in an older neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. The builder wanted to make the house fit well into the architecture of the neighborhood, which consisted of houses built in the 1920’s. To make a container house do this, you have to cover the containers up to a certain extent, which was done in the front of the structure. Please see the video to get the best feel for scope and intent of the Project:
The front is being furred out to allow a more traditional siding to be placed over it.
The final product is above.
The video below provides a very good explanation of the house and shows some interesting views of it while it was under construction: