Sustainable thinking and design is leading the way by using shipping containers to build innovative homes. The practice is a diverse and full-service design collaborative that examines and explores practical ways to integrate client needs, project cost limitations, physical construction, energy conservation opportunities and innovation with local climate and living systems in a responsive way.
It embraces the philosophy that all things are inter-connected and merely exist at different levels of perception and reality, and with a whole systems thinking approach to problem solving, it explores patterns at all scales from macro to micro to explore and develop ways to integrate natural and man-made materials and systems. This style of design is a problem-solving approach that considers design, engineering and space-making as an organic process of investigation, discovery and collaboration. It results in a practical and functional, yet aesthetically balanced and responsive, organic architecture.
Using a building kit approach that utilizes plug-in components, the hybrid design approach is like the Prius hybrid automobile design, it combines different building technologies and energy systems to maximize energy, spatial and cost efficiencies that result in practical solutions while achieving substantial architectural variety and flexibility. Using conventional building systems and materials combined with innovative solutions to solve new problems.
ECOTECHBUILD COMPLETES THE FIRST SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME IN THE MOJAVE DESERT
The hybrid house, a kit-like housing product is being offered for the first time to homeowners who want more than what is currently available with pre-fab and manufactured housing, even custom construction.
Some of its unique features include:
The hybrid house consists of cargo containers and pre-engineered steel building components that can be erected and combined together at the site, often in less than an hour, are green and sustainable.