Shipping container home with 2 40ft containers

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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 ) .

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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.

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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.

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