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Container Studio / Maziar Behrooz Architecture

  • 00:00 - 19 May, 2010
Container Studio / Maziar Behrooz Architecture
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From the architect. The client needed an art studio close to her house (which we renovated in 2008). Her requirements were for a space of about 700 sf and a stringent budget of $60,000; and for a simple structure that would be both inviting and reflective.

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Our solution was to use two 9’-6” x 40’ x 8’ shipping containers (cost: $2,500 each, delivered) perched over a 9’ foundation wall/cellar. By cutting 75% of the floor of the containers, we were able to move the painting studio to a lower level via a wide staircase and take advantage of a high ceiling. The staircase itself acts as a transitional space for viewing art work.

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Courtesy of Maziar Behrooz Architecture

The upper floor provides a more intimate work area and a sitting area.

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Courtesy of Maziar Behrooz Architecture

The containers were painted dark charcoal to maintain continuity with the original house and to recede in the shadows of a dense wooded site.

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Exciter · February 06, 2015

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Jessica Byers · November 02, 2011

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Jeremiah Russell · June 06, 2011

http://ow.ly/5aPVr #cntnrcycle beautiful simplicity of design and construction. i LOVE this project.

Container Home · June 06, 2011

http://ow.ly/5aPUT #cntnrcycle beautiful simplicity of design and construction. i LOVE this project.

Danilo Corbas · April 02, 2011

I´m builting my own shipping container house in Brazil.
http://projetocasacontainer.co...

benjamin saravia · March 30, 2011

Studies suggest from shipping containers that have not been preserved by building materials on the interior and exterior but rather exposed to extreme temperature of the ocean, to last 50 years or more before they are de-commissioned. With cladding on the interior and exterior, to protect from rust, studies suggest that a container home should last, at minimum to 90 years.

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Olga · October 12, 2010

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abi lynne wright · May 21, 2010

i want i want i want: a containter studio office: http://www.archdaily.com/60422...

benjamin saravia · March 30, 2011 04:54 AM
Heather Brandon · May 20, 2010

@rvr remember Maziar? nice work here http://www.archdaily.com/60422...

Maziar Behrooz · May 20, 2010

LWS -The container roof is corrugated steel. The bottom of the corrugated panel is flush with the top of the beam that supports it. So water will simply drain off the side of the roof (this would happen even if the roof is not sloped as water will simply flush itself out).

SULLKA is right that the boxes are made to endure abusive weather conditions. As long as the paint on them is maintained, they will resist rust and be OK.

As CONTAINER HOME FAN suggests, containers have to be manipulated carefully. If too much steel is removed, the structure will not hold up properly. Nevertheless, a 40 footer can carry a payload of about 60,000lbs which is far beyond the requirements in residential or light commercial use.

Thanks for all the comments.

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Howard Roark · May 20, 2010

Great project.

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Victor · May 20, 2010

Lovely finished studio

Can you please comment on the partially buried container ? How are you managing corrosion long term and did you do any engineering calculations re the forces on side walls of the container ? ie safety wise.

The accept engineering consensus is that you should not bury containers like this your comments and feedback much appreciated.

Jakov · May 20, 2010 12:35 PM

But the burried part is concrete! Look for the pictures of the construction process.

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LWS · May 20, 2010

Maziar,
Doesnt the lack of roofing cause a concern? These container tops are steel, and flat (I assume). Not sheding water off the roof. I would think for a long term solution, a membrane roof would be executed? But you guys left it alone? Why?

SULLKA · May 20, 2010 07:43 PM

Not sure what's your concern, you do realize these are shipping containers.

They're built to be exposed to the elements, they spend 90% of their time around oceans (salt water), and they can experience on a daily basis changes in climate from frozen artic to desert heat, to rainy huracans, all of this while protecting their inside cargo.

So, how exactly is the lack of roofing a concern?

Jorge Amado Jacques · May 20, 2010

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Jorge Amado Jacques · May 20, 2010

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name · May 20, 2010

for sure using revit was a cost-effective choice. one can tell it´s revit because of the "look" of the plans. am i wrong?

Maziar · May 20, 2010 02:44 AM

Yes.

We use Revit as well but these were drawn in Acad.

Gisele Muller · May 19, 2010

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Cont. · May 19, 2010

Looks great

ali jafari · May 19, 2010

Eames Hose???

Nicholas Patten · May 19, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Container Studio. http://bit.ly/aOrZlY

tDA · May 19, 2010

Finally! Pre-Fab and similar minded approaches are beginning to uphold their promise.
Super cost effective and beautiful design solution.
Nice work!

SPUD · May 19, 2010 08:03 PM

im not criticizing im just curious, is this really cost effective? could one not frame out the upper portion in a traditional manner for $5000, the cost of the 2 shipping containers? even after the containers are placed there is a tremendous amount of work to insulate and finish not to mention if it were framed the tolerances would be more exact than a couple of banged up containers. i have no experience with containers so i am just curious about their true cost effectiveness.

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