Shipping container concept

For this quick concept, the focus was on tackling the awkward interior space of a 40 foot ‘high cube’ shipping container. Angling the container lowered the roof in places and gave the rooms better proportions. The changes in level have been used to define the spaces.

To maximise interior space super thin “va-Q-vip” vacuum insulated panels were used for wall insulation (r5.7 at only 40mm). Following passive house principles, including a heat recovery ventilation system would allow the container to be an energy efficient air tight space. Cement sheet was used for interior wall lining to provide some thermal mass. View an AutoCAD drawing of a typical wall section [PDF].