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Container Guest House / Poteet Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 April, 2011
Container Guest House / Poteet Architects
Container Guest House / Poteet Architects, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

© Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper © Chris Cooper +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Architect

    Poteet Architects
  • Project Team

    Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine
  • Contractor

    Poteet Architects
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Container Guest House is the first of several projects by Poteet Architects we will be featuring. As a national award-winning firm, Poteet Architects is best known for their sensitive adaptive reuse of existing buildings and a fresh, rigorous approach to modern interior design. This project originated from Poteet Architects’s client’s wish to experiment with shipping containers. She lives in a small warehouse on a former industrial site just south of downtown. The finished project serves as a guesthouse and is fitted with a shower/WC and a custom stainless sink. The large steel and glass lift/slide and end window wall open the interior to the surrounding landscape. The remainder of the interior is used as a garden shed.

© Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

The emphasis was on sustainable strategies-- first, the recycling of a “one-way” container for a new and permanent use. The planted roof is held off the container top, providing shade and air-flow to reduce heat gain. The interior is insulated with spray foam then lined with bamboo plywood, equally appropriate for the floor as the walls. The grey water from the sink and shower is captured for roof irrigation. The WC is a composting toilet. The rear of the container is screened by wire mesh panels which will eventually be covered in evergreen vines.

© Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

Other innovative material choices informed the design: the container “floats” on a foundation of recycled telephone poles. The deck is made up of HVAC equipment pads (made of recycled soda bottles) set in a steel frame. The exterior light fixtures are blades from a tractor disc plow—a common sight in south Texas.

© Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper
Cite: "Container Guest House / Poteet Architects" 14 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/127570/container-guest-house-poteet-architects/>
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107 Comments

Legacy · December 29, 2014

Hi Chris,
This is just a beautifully designed home! I hope one day I get to own one.

robert edward cooper · August 11, 2014

How deliteful! How refreshing! How intelligent! What a relief from all the other bloated fat-cat egomania!

Leslie · July 21, 2014

My husband and I are very interested in building a home with multiple containers in Las Vegas. There does not appear to be any container homes here. Would you be able to get building permits here?

Ginger · August 11, 2013

How does the shower/WC work? Is the shower area behind the toilet and the toilet also gets wet?

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Novascotia HG · August 29, 2012

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Inspirationsbyrån · August 24, 2012

Skeppa hit ett containerhus! Vill ha, vill ha, vill ha! :D http://t.co/AWXYJClp #klimatfrågan #hus #bostad Tack för länk! @reposition

REposition · August 24, 2012

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Laura Lynch · July 28, 2011

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Nik Garston · July 15, 2011

The guest house made out of a lorry container. http://bit.ly/eHPRAJ

geff dunn · June 25, 2011

Hi, I love it! A great way to recycle those huge empty steel boxes.

But please tell me - is its structural strength and integrity sufficient for transportation - esp. when being craned on/off vehicles?
Are you selling them? If so, how much for?
Keep up the good work, Good luck!
Geoff Dunn (Liverpool, UK)

Sara · June 15, 2011

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B-LINE · June 15, 2011

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Je_Feriasthama · June 08, 2011

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Howard Buddin · May 09, 2011

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Fransisca Wungu · May 05, 2011

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Eric Crabtree · May 05, 2011

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Jill · April 21, 2011

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Mandy Weger · April 20, 2011

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Belinda Tan · April 20, 2011

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Faizan · April 19, 2011

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jsal · April 19, 2011

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Eko S. Wardhana · April 19, 2011

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ELS · April 19, 2011

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miasmiami · April 18, 2011

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Rienk Jan Schurer · April 18, 2011

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ardi 188 · April 17, 2011

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Joan Weytze · April 17, 2011

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bill · April 16, 2011

Funny, I never see $/ft^2 mentioned.

Deborah · April 16, 2011

These can be made in the USA and shipped anywhere needed.

Der Basti · April 16, 2011

Living in a box > http://is.gd/pBui18

Yiannis · April 16, 2011

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die-wohngalerie.de · April 16, 2011

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M.F.Antunes · April 16, 2011

Container Guest House http://bit.ly/i8ow2a Boa ideia: os rapazes do Teixeira não podem achar que um contentor é imóvel e derramar-lhe um IMI

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Envision Architects · April 16, 2011

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Daria Mallin · April 16, 2011

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Gabriel Lundeen · April 16, 2011

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Jan Libby · April 15, 2011

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Sun · April 15, 2011

I'd like to see something like this sent over to Haiti. If you could somehow break down the container into smaller volumes, perhaps you can fit them inside another container, or have 10 of these houses take up the space on one container.

M.A.D. Bello (Mike) · April 15, 2011

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Sally Cunningham · April 15, 2011

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eli · April 15, 2011

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Henry Johannes · April 15, 2011

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Oakville Real Estate · April 15, 2011

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Luca Serafini · April 15, 2011

Container Guest House - http://t.co/oxEGEtR

Daniel Hadiwibawa · April 15, 2011

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Pixel Insert · April 15, 2011

RT @katemag: fallin in love with this container guest house. An inspiration for @pixert office someday, http://t.co/fZI1LiU

Katelyn Maguire · April 15, 2011

fallin in love with this container guest house. An inspiration for @pixert office someday, http://t.co/fZI1LiU

Jiraz 4G? BoldBiznet · April 15, 2011

Guesthoust ??????????? container ??????????????? http://bit.ly/fOEg2D

Seonjung Jang · April 15, 2011

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Peter Arato · April 15, 2011

Who said container houses are low-cost? Check this one out: http://t.co/WJYKEqo like

John Costello · April 15, 2011

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Larry Feng · April 15, 2011

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The Container Guest House is the first of several proj... http://bit.ly/hGf6Cg

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gible · April 15, 2011

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doxwell · April 15, 2011

quite clever for those who yet to see this great use of a container
http://www.archdaily.com/12757...

Angela Gattuso · April 15, 2011

As if living in a big box, shipping container were a bad thing! Via @ArchDaily. http://archdai.ly/gF5T5f

ZNO 3D · April 15, 2011

RT @ZNO_NZ: another great Container House http://archdai.ly/gF5T5f pitty DBH rejected our temp container villages for #eqnz @ArchDaily

PatrickBC · April 14, 2011

I love it!
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Crisp design, creative reuse, ample filtered daylight, lots of plants, great colors.
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Can I live here??

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