Thanks to YASUTAKA YOSHIMURA ARCHITECTS, it’s happening in Japan:
The talent at YSMR had a purpose: They were driven to create something called the “EX-CONTAINER PROJECT“. It’s a project to build a house utilizing the ISBU shipping container format that we all love… to provide homes for thousands of families displaced by the earthquake and tsunami hit in Japan on 11th of March, 2011.
The goal of this project was to create high speed housing that would be lower in cost to construct, all the while providing higher quality than “the normal temporary” housing.
Here is America, we all remember the disaster that was… “FEMA trailers”.
Talk about a great use of cast-off containers… Why didn’t we do that HERE? Hmmm?
Category: Newly built
Total floor area: Approx. 25sq.m (maisonette type) Approx. 27sq.m (flat type)
Maximum height: 5,391mm(maisonette type) 2,791mm(flat type)
Structural engineer: Jun Sato Structural Engineer
General contractor: Nichinan Iron Construction