This curious container home project came in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011 , with the idea of building some small container homes using them as a shelter for the earthquake victims . The architect Tatsutaka Yoshimura created a series of shelters made of shipping containers of low-cost price but high quality result. The architect started using these modular container houses in the realization of the ” Bayside Marina Hotel ” project, but this prototype has modular interior and exterior ends and the ability to be able to become a permanent construction.
The 20-feet shipping containers can be connected side by side to contain a kitchen, a lounge, a bathroom and bedroom spaces , in any case the permanent proposal, valued at about $ 60,000 (45,000 € ) , uses a modularity that provides to the house of a total of (645 ft2) 60m2 of floor space. Smaller prototypes made with 2 units of shippping containers are also designed to use them in areas with less space. The design is a great argument for these homes, that’s because it uses elements of existing construction elements and also maintains the sensitivity to the communities who have lived for decades and decades in the proximity .