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Five Homes Made from Recycled Materials


It’s not just shipping containers being converted into modern homes.

A rising global interest in sustainability has sparked numerous innovative homes utilising secondhand materials.

Here are five examples from around the world.

1. Silos

Melbourne residents are most likely familiar with MAP Architecture’s Islington Silos project.

As the title suggests, the apartment building located on Islington Street Collingwood has converted 19 silos into 47 residential dwellings.

By preserving original facade and the heritage listed James Hood & Co. Malt Store entrance, the project breathes new life into the site that has been part of Collingwood’s history since 1878.

see more at: http://www.domain.com.au/advice/sustainable-living-projects-five-homes-made-from-recycled-materials-20160118-gm87aa/

More Shipping Container Homes!!

FROM the second floor of the modern home that Andrew Anderson built on a sandy lot here, expansive views of Napeague Harbor are visible to the north, and a sliver of the Atlantic Ocean sparkles beyond the dunes to the south. But in this land of ocean-liner-sized waterfront mansions, the most surprising feature of his four-bedroom two-and-a-half-bath “Beach Box” is what it’s made of: six repurposed steel shipping containers — the kind usually found stacked 8 to 10 high on cargo ships.

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“You are giving them a second life,” said Mr. Anderson, the owner of beachboxit.com, who explained that the 8-by-40-foot crates, usually retired after 20 years, are costly to melt down. Repurposing is an environmentally friendly way to build something “10 times stronger” than a traditional home, he said.

The containers are engineered to withstand saltwater and storms at sea. In this chic Hamptons setting, they also fuse luxury with a way to save the planet. On June 15, Mr. Anderson listed the 2,000-square-foot modular home for $1.395 million. The house, three blocks from the shore, is clad in hardy fiberboard; it has 1,300 square feet of decks on two levels and sits on a property landscaped with indigenous beach grasses. The white rubber roof reduces energy costs by reflecting solar energy.

Read more at:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/realestate/long-island-in-the-region-built-green-or-red-white-and-blue.html?_r=1&ref=realestate

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Make a Home from Shipping Containers

Tim Bessell has spent the last 25 years crafting surfboards for world-class athletes out of his understated shop near La Jolla’s Windansea Beach.

The 54-year-old Bessell, who grew up in La Jolla, says the thinning custom surfboard market in the United States and a lifelong appreciation for architecture have pushed him toward another passion: sea-container home building.

The idea is to take discarded, yet still-sturdy steel containers found at ports and convert them into habitable spaces. Container home advocates say this type of construction is more “green,” and over time, can be more cost-effective.

Bessell and business associate Claude Anthony Marengo hope to break ground soon on their first custom project in Pacific Beach, believed to be the city of San Diego’s first certified factory-made home constructed from steel shipping container material. The closest structure to that is the Periscope Project in downtown San Diego that hosts art shows and serves as office space.

Bessell spoke with the U-T San Diego about his current project, a three-story home slated to be done by September, how it will be built and the costs involved.

Read more at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/07/tp-container-enthusiasm/

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