A unique challenge came into the zigloo.ca design offices. A house with containers exposed on the inside and the outside. Generally one needs to choose one or the other. The design solution was to expose 4 containers to the exterior on one side of the building, and 4 containers exposed to the interior on the other side. An efficient, simple structure was required for the limited budget the clients presented me with.
The concept developed into an arrangement of small intimate spaces within shipping containers, and tall, wide open, public spaces between the containers. The interior design features a split staircase, huge picture windows toward the water and mountain views and a mezzanine above the living room. The design is also an affordable assembly of wood trusses, steel roofing and wall finishes, as well as integral container door balconies.