Bridge container home has cantilevered bedroom, 2 roof decks

When Jaime Garces needed storage space for his furniture business, he ordered a used for 1,500 euros and liked it so much he ordered two more and soon the three containers were stacked into a two-story bridge home with a glass-walled bedroom.

Without welding, the containers were simply stacked – as they would be aboard a ship – and select cuts were made for windows and doors. One 12-meter (40-foot) container serves as a kitchen/ room with a glass-to-glass corner window. A second container is a 2-car garage and the third container bridges across the two as a slightly-cantilevered /bathroom unit.

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21 Comments

  1. Nearby Pamplona has frequent earthquakes. It’s risky to live in something above ground in that area that isn’t reinforced for earthquakes.

  2. I quite like the simplicity of this but what I don’t like is the transition from the living area to the sleeping area. Also, is that bathroom ventilated? I guess the third container is for storage and maybe a garage for a small car.

  3. It’a nice idea of pushing the boundaries of houses/construction, but realistically, I don’t know if some of the alterations on the ends of both of those containers are just going to be what literally brings down that structure. I also don’t understand why they didn’t have inside stairs to get from one level to the other since the weather there is usually cold and wet and the stairs don’t have a roof over them or some form of shelter from the weather. Still, it looks cool, the esthetic are nice… but probably not very practical to live in for years at the location that it’s in with bad weather and the wear and tear it will be bombarding with that will slowly bring down the structure’s strength to stay up.

  4. Kirsten I admire all your work, but not so much this ” house” build. It seems too impractical and questionable structurally, especially given the locale and climate.

  5. ART
    COLD CONTAINERS
    ART AND STEEL
    TRIAD OF DESIGN
    AND METAL TO FEEL
    MINIMUM BUT LARGE
    FULL OF LIGHT
    GLOWING WINDOWS
    IN THE STILL OF NIGHT
    AND A HOME
    A PLACE TO BE
    GEOMETRICS
    AND SUBLIMITY

  6. I would have added some bracing so I could put the upstairs container at an angle just to make it look cool. haha. Then I would have added another container in the kitchen because I need a big giant refrigerator or i aint doin tinyhouse. Its all fun and games until you gotta get a tiny-fridge.

  7. Containers are for sheeping, steel structures are for buildings.
    These are not eco-friendly in any sense, especially not this example.
    There are hidden structural members all over in this house, otherwise it will not pass inspection.

  8. Hmm i heard the strucural integrity can be seriously affected from cutting out parts of a container. Doesn’t seem like there is a lot of extra material added for support, but I guess there is…?

  9. It sounds as though they made a building out of shipping containers for the sake of making a building out of shipping containers, resulting in a building that looks and feels like being in a shipping container. There would need to be some major financial or environmental advantage to making a building in this way for me to want to put up with living in it.

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