Houses made of container

Shipping containers: an excellent alternative to concrete walls

Grillagh Water House - home of the containers.

Grillagh Water House - home of the containers.

In the picturesque rural area of ​​Northern Irelandrecently introduced two-storey private house. In order to reduce construction costs, the owner found the perfect low-cost alternative to concrete walls: he based his maritime containers.

Project architect Patrick Bradley.

Project architect Patrick Bradley.

In Northern Ireland, near the town of Magherain the middle of farms is a private house Grillagh Water House, built by architect Patrick Bradley (Patrick Bradley). Following the development of the primary architect of the project I came to the conclusion that it is necessary to reduce the construction costs. The basis of the house began to shipping containers.

House made of containers in Northern Ireland.

House made of containers in Northern Ireland.

Patrick used four containers. The two of them form the first floor and the other two are set perpendicular to the bottom from the top. For the facade the architect used the colors that are popular in the countryside of the: gray and red. The lower part of the house is sheathed steel sheets kortenovoy. Black Console from top to protect living space away from direct sunlight.

Grillagh Water House. The interior of the torus on the floor.

Grillagh Water House. The interior of the torus on the floor.

Designing the interior layout, the architect wanted to "play" on the contrast: the upper floor is decorated in bright colors, and below, on the contrary dominated by dark shades.

Grillagh Water House. The interior on the first floor.

Grillagh Water House. The interior on the first floor.

Grillagh Water House. Bathroom in a hammock.

Grillagh Water House. Bathroom in a hammock.

Grillagh Water House - home of the containers.

Grillagh Water House - home of the containers.

Patrick himself said: despite the fact that his house is made of container, he did not want to make it look like a farm building. Therefore, when designing homes Patrick Bradley inspired the creation of the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright) - house over the waterfall (Falling Water house).

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