Monday, June 28, 2010

The Art of Container Construction



Container Home Construction Explained:

Construction with used shipping containers has made incredible advances over the past few years. It's no longer uncommon to see stories about shipping container homes on the evening news and the Internet will lead you to dozens of drawings and renderings of cargo container home concepts.

Given today's economic conditions more and more people are getting serious about saving on construction costs, reducing maintenance, and keeping more equity in their pockets. So, when it becomes possible to build a sleek, secure, modern home with the classic good looks of the case study homes of the mid 20th Century, for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction, people get interested.

But, even with all this interest, you will quickly find out that it's still virtually impossible to get any concrete information on learning how to design and build with used shipping containers.

Shipping Container Home Design:

Because their standard design and modular nature, shipping containers provide a flexibility that makes them almost irresistible to anyone with an eye for design. If you have found this web site and have read this far it's probably because you see the ecological sense and simplicity of this method of building. You may even have a design of your own in mind, if you do, wouldn't it be helpful to have an affordable way to play around with various floor plans, to be able to look at the layout in three dimensions, perhaps even adding people and landscaping for perspective?

Con-Structure provides you with the hard information necessary to learn all of the steps of designing and building with used shipping containers. Including the 3D CAD programs you will need to get up to speed right away. ...(more)

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It's something to buy; haven't seen it but perhaps it's worth a try:
http://container4home.com/

5 comments:

Container Homes said...

I have read that book : ) there are so few resources on this subject do you know of any others that you have come across ?

catherine todd said...

I haven't read the book. Did you find it useful? I'll post more info if I come across it and you can to. Write me at CatherineTodd2@gmail.com. Thanks for your comment.

catherine todd said...

LOL.. I think you WROTE the book! Great website you have. Post more info any time. CT

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I've posted photos on my flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/catherinetodd/sets/72157624071000373/

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