Benjamin Garcia Saxe unwraps shipping containers house
[First look + plans] London-based Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture has completed this £24,500, 100m² home in Costa Rica, built from two shipping containers
The scheme features glass and aluminium doors and windows, wood flooring and plasterboard partitions.
A statement from the practice said: ‘This proposal has already begun to spark a great deal of interest and could become one alternative to solve the issue of disposing of disregarded shipping containers in developing countries. It could also fill the large gap which first time buyers encounter when purchasing a home.’
The studio’s bamboo home in Costa Rican rainforest won last year’s best house award at the World Architecture Festival.