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Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. It is storage container homes. You can build a house out of large metal shipping containers that have outlived their original purpose. Shipping container frames are made of tubular steel, built to withstand the stress of stacking up to ten containers in height. Their corrugated steel skins resist the harsh environments of the open decks of the huge transport ships. In many cases, containers have floors made of 18-ply marine plywood.

Plan the number of containers you’ll need for your design. A single container doesn’t contain much space; plan to use more than one container in your house design. Think of your house design as a collection of containers, perhaps placed side-by-side, two stacked on top of two others, mixed 20-foot and 40-foot containers, a cantilevered second floor…the combinations are nearly endless.

Look for architects and designers who are specializing in working with container designs. Cut windows, doors, roof vents and rough openings for plumbing and electrical connections. This requires welding equipment. Since shipping containers are steel, you may need to rent the proper equipment or subcontract this job to an experienced welder.

Because of its from steel and Steel conducts heat very well. so if you live in tropics area, you need to make your container home have a good air circulation. Construct the interior in segments. Build rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms in modules. Build cabinetry in modules. Install the modules in each segment of the home. Construct the interior walls and ceiling around the modules and over wiring and plumbing. Use plywood to create walls and ceilings. Place furring strips along the plywood seams to hold them in place. Use metal screws to attach the furring strips to the plywood and the plywood to the metal shell. Finish the exterior of your container home with paint, siding, stucco or a masonry application.

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