We have seen architecture where has been made a greater use of the materials ( recycled / recyclable ) , and at this list the highlights are normally examples examples of buildings made from shipping containers, but just a few are as well planed and with a great final result, as this property located only 20 minutes from the city of San Jose ( Costa Rica ) .
The owners opted for an economical solotion ($ 40,000) thanks to the reuse of these two 40 feet cargo containers, slightly displaced one from the other, and supported over 16 concrete supports . With the idea of creating a much more livable interior space, each container is cut from one of their sides, this material has been later used as a cover for the large open space between the 2 containers. The diagrams and drawings are pretty explanatory about this design solution.
The organization and distribution of the windows are designed to keep the views of the sunrise and sunset, at the same time a comfort is created by a passive conditioning. In this action has a very important role the central skylight , which helps the cross ventilation of the house , and saving energy for cooling the house.