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Amazing Container Guest House Well Done Stuff


Posted by Hseyin Kl Posted on 8/23/2013

The Container Guest House is the first of several projects by Poteet Architects we will be featuring. As a national award-winning firm, Poteet Architects is best known for their sensitive adaptive reuse of existing buildings and a fresh, rigorous approach to modern interior design. This project originated from Poteet Architects clients wished to experiment with shipping containers. She lives in a small warehouse on a former industrial site just south of downtown. The finished project serves as a guesthouse and is fitted with a shower/WC and a custom stainless sink. The large steel and glass lift/slide and end window wall open the interior to the surrounding landscape. The remainder of the interior is used as a garden shed.

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Let`s see some details about project: Architect: Poteet Architects Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA Project Team: Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine Contractor: Poteet Architects Project Area: 320 sqf Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Chris Coope

The emphasis was on sustainable strategies first, the recycling of a one-way container for a new and permanent use. The planted roof is held off the container top, providing shade and air-flow to reduce heat gain. The interior is insulated with spray foam then lined with bamboo plywood, equally appropriate for the floor as the walls. The grey water from the sink and shower is captured for roof irrigation. The WC is a composting toilet. The rear of the container is screened by wire mesh panels which will eventually be covered in evergreen vines.

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Other innovative material choices informed the design: the container floats on a foundation of recycled telephone poles. The deck is made up of HVAC equipment pads (made of recycled soda bottles) set in a steel frame. The exterior light fixtures are blades from a tractor disc plowa common sight in south Texas.






About Hseyin Kl I am an Electrical & Electronics Engineer working in Turkey. Being into blogging for last 4 years. I have managed different blogs in different languages. I am passionate about technology, machines, cars & engineering and always keen into interact and share creative ideas with people. View all posts by Hseyin Kl


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More Amit Bangalore, India during day, wont it be hot as a furnace?? Reply 2 Like Follow Post October 7 at 9:58pm Rich St. Jean Manchester, New Hampshire Air flows between the roof and the plants, effectively keeping the container in the shade Reply John Farkward Ewas I sell shipping containers, and will someday build a container house and live in it. You could paint it with INSULADD, which will reduce the interior heat, or you could coat the roof with reflective paint to reduce the daytime heat as well. Reply 1 Like Follow Post October 8 at 5:55pm Shaunna Mott I love this! Reply Like October 8 at 7:05pm Larry Quemere East Bridgewater, Massachusetts Interesting car in the driveway... everything is a match or was this a futuristic home from the 50's Reply 1 Like October 8 at 9:28pm 1 Like October 8 at 5:23am

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