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Shipping Container Housing … Inexpensive and on Water

Shipping Container Buildings October 1, 2016

It is essential for students to live comfortably but at a lower cost. Along Copenhagen Harbour, shipping containers are transformed into low-cost housing for this particular concern among students. They are stacked on a floating platform in order to come up with functional and modern student residences.

The plan for this shipping container houseboat consists of nine shipping containers that are stacked and arranged on a floating base. From here, 15 studio-type residences are created on two levels. The blocks are made to angle with their ends overlapping to create a shared garden right in the center of the mobile platforms. This structure is also meant to provide protection to the housing from rising sea levels.

The flat roofs of three containers which form the upper floor are transformed into functional areas like a terrace, solar panel hosts and a grassed roof.

The project was designed by Bjarke Ingel’s firm and is called Urban Rigger. The main idea was to provide affordable and budget-friendly accommodation for the students right in the heart of Copenhagen docked in the harbour.

For more of Bjarke Ingels Group’s work, find them in our shipping container homes directory.

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