French architect Patrick Partouche created a house built of 8 shipping containers. Now it’s a home for a family in Lille, France.
This spacious house with a total area of 208 sq. m (2240 sq. ft.) has floor-to-ceiling windows with enormous metal blinds that may easily turn the building into a fortress when shut, making the place safe to leave. However, the owners use blinds only for protection against sun heat.
It took 3 days to assemble the house. Special trucks brought shipping containers which then were placed on a basement of reinforced concrete and joined together.
The visitors especially enjoy the large bay windows. Even though the facade of the house is made almost completely of glass, the whole building remains warm. Its exterior corresponds to the local traditions while the interior fully meets the wishes of the owners.
Huge sun blinds
The owner of the house shuts the blinds
The hall and the dining room
Cozy dining room
Red wooden panels and metal are the key components of the design
Children and playroom's decorations
Metal passages preserve marine and cargo ship style
Another children’s room
Containers are delivered to the construction site
Placing the containers on the concrete basement
The house is being assembled
The assemblage took three days