RDP House. Shipping Container Home, Pichincha, Ecuador

Architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero built this industrial-chic shipping container home in 2015 using seven recycled shipping containers.

Located in Pichincha, Ecuador, “RDP House” reflects their client’s passion for mechanics, motorbikes and cars. RDP House’s rough and ready practical style is broken up by wooden interiors and glazed walls that connect the interior with the outdoors.

 

 

The architects’ wanted to design a utilitarian shipping container home that could also be dismantled. As such, the whole house is designed for disassembly. That is, it can be broken into modules and transported to a different location.

 

 

To highlight the shipping containers past use – the containers were left in their original delivered state – complete with dents and scratches. The architects then also removed the factory paint from their exterior skin. In contrast, the interiors were painted sanitary white or clad in light wood, making them more habitable.

These design decisions, along with large windows everywhere, indoor-outdoor patios, and a balcony on the top floor, fill the industrial home with natural light, air circulation while enhancing its connection with the peaceful Ecuadorian outdoors.

 

Architects: Daniel Moreno Flores y Sebastian Calero

Year: 2015

Cost: $170.000

Photos: Lorena Darquea Schettini