The Maison Container Lille, Lille, France.

Architect Patrick Partouche designed the two level 240m2 “Maison Container Lille” (aka Lille Red Shipping Container Home) in 2010. Constructed by Progeco Dunkirk with the use of 8 recycled shipping containers, and with the use of terracotta, metal, wood, polycarbonate and glass, this building stands in real contrast to its more rural surroundings.

Adhering to all external regulations of this new shipping container home’s local subdivision, and of the municipality, this building also has remarkable energy and acoustic performance.

Inside the 240 sq m home, the bottom floor includes a one car garage, storage, kitchen, dining and living area with an open floor layout. Upstairs, part of the floors were cut out to create double height spaces for the ground floor. Metal catwalks cross the area to provide access to the three bedrooms, the bathroom and the office. Metal parts that were cut away from the containers were used to create furniture and decorative elements like artwork, tables and a bed.

The Maison Container Lille’s shipping container units took 6 months to prefabricate off site, and then were by transported by truck and assembled on site using a crane in 3 days.


Source: Patrick Partouche

Photos: Busyboo