They live in containers

Both in Norway and England containers are alternative building modules.

They live in containers

They live in containers

This cabin is hanging in the air

Containers are perfect for building buildings.

This means Urban Space Management, the owner of the project and the Container City Modular System.

Buildings made of containers have two advantages: they can be built fast and the recycling of old shipping containers is environmentally friendly.

Urban Space Management describes the containers as flexible in a construction process because they are complete, solid modules already available.

Thus, the production time to make homes and build containers is also short.

Construction of containers is also flexible in that they can be disassembled and removed, if the site were to be used for something new.

They live in containers

TORGET: The square in Containter City at London. Photo: jrsnchzhr on Some rights reserved.

In addition, it is easy to decorate the containers with other robes and ceilings so they no longer look like what they are.

Up to now, offices, youth centers, kindergartens and private homes have been built in England.

Container city

The first original Container City was built in 5 months in 2001.

The building, located in London, is now four floors tall and houses both studios and homes.

Container with square on the roof

They live in containers

CONTAINERGATE: This is part of Container City. Photo: jrsnchzhr on Some rights reserved.

Another residential project from 2002 is Cove Park.

They live in containers

CONTAINER IN NATURE: In Scotland, three containers have become homes integrated into nature. Photo: Urban Space Management

This is a country house for established artists in the countryside in Scotland.

To get a full picture of the beautiful nature, the containers were fitted with sliding glass doors to a beautiful water.

The roof of the containers is covered in peat – an exciting combination of industry and nature.

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The house with the terrace in the middle

Containers in Norway

The architect firm of mmw architects of Norway has used containers in projects already from 1998 when architect Magne Magler Wig created a two-storey exhibition room for the Momentum Festival in Moss in 1998.

“With his proposal for the settlement of the housing crisis, he seems to be near a columbi egg: a removable housing the size of a medium OBOS apartment (. ) “wrote Dagbladet after seeing the exhibited house.

They live in containers

MODUL HOUSE: This way of thinking may seem to have originated from an environmental project, MMW Architects of Norway, made with reuse of conteiners in 1995. The picture is of the model they used on Momentum in 1998. Photo: Kjetil Johansen,

– I designed the shelter house in 1995 when, as a house to myself, the architect Magne Magler tells the wig to click. no.

Unfortunately, I did not get the loan approved by Husbanken because they failed to solve how they could tie the loan up to a value because the container house is removable, says Wiggen.

He has since used containers in several projects.

How do you isolate and create a good indoor climate in a container?

– You can have regular ventilation systems in containers, and the insulation is also done as in regular houses.

– Modular construction has come so far that this is not difficult, says the architect.

What do you like using built-in containers?

– The idea is that it is sustainable. Here you use residual materials, “says Wiggen.

– There is an abundance of containers, including in Europe.

They live in containers

The Gallery GAD in Oslo is assembled by containers. Mmw architects of norway. Photo: Erik Førde,

Another positive effect of using containers in projects is that the authorities seem to approve it, he says, using the GAD gallery as an example.

– The owner of the gallery was approved soon. The authorities know that they can remove it quickly if they change their minds, says the architect.

And point out that this is just a flexible way of thinking.

If a container building needs to be removed, it does not need to be discarded – it can be moved with all inventory and used elsewhere.

You can also see Magne Magler Wiggen talk about container housing at the state of things at nrk. no.

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They live in containers

Ogilvy Project by mmw architects of Norway. Photo: Jon Arne Jørgensen,

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