The Redondo Beach Shipping Container House by Peter DeMaria Design Associates is a single-family custom home design utilizing recycled ISO cargo containers. The Redondo Beach Shipping Container House is constructed with a combination of prefabricated shipping containers and traditional buildings materials, and is a stunning beachfront residence.
This project is a Recycled Steel Shipping Container based building that also employs a combination of conventional stick frame construction and prefabricated assemblies. The Redondo Beach Shipping Container House it is the first in a line of homes that will be available from DeMaria Design’s “packaged architecture” affiliate, Logical Homes.
From The Architect:
The traditional design, permit and construction process, compounded by skyrocketing construction costs, has necessitated a re-birth of the design/build approach to creating Architecture. Like the work produced by the Master Builders of centuries past, this project is a direct result of the Architect’s re-insertion into the building design process and the method by which the project is constructed.
A by-product of the Architect’s total immersion into alternative construction methodologies is the employment of reinterpreted building components. This project is a Recycled Steel Shipping Container based building that also employs a combination of conventional stick frame construction and prefabricated assemblies. These materials result in an end product that is affordable and nearly indestructable.
The modified containers are mold proof, fire proof, termite proof, structurally superior to wood framing and along with various other “components” come together to create a system/kit of parts that is predicated on cost savings, construction timesavings, and energy/environmentally conscious priorities. Seventy percent of the building is efficiently created/assembled in a controlled shop environment where quality construction and fabrication are the highest priority.
This Redondo Beach House has been completed (see construction images) and it received the 2007 AIA Honor Award for Design Excellence/Special Innovation.
Courtesy Of: De Maria Design