Text description provided by the architects. Sustainable Lifestyle Lab established by the Sustainable Design Institude of Arts and Science research center, Tsinghua University and Participatory Community Development Center. The modular house composed of six containers, which applied green, healthy, low-carbon philosophy to real life, so as to let more people to understand and participate in it.
Due to some restrictions, the construction time must be very short, and the house should be recyclable and efficiency. So we choose container module house. The box structure, doors, windows, roofs, floors and walls can be pre-produced in the factory.
Container module house has formed a complete production mode. The presets and the construction can be completed by the manufacturer.Each container needs about half an hour to be lifted.Then install waterproof rubber at the joint between containers. In the last, install the stairs and indoor doors.Internal design, energyequipment installation and planting are completed by the owner. The six containersare 180,000 yuan, and the feeof modification, transportation and installation is 38,000 yuan, totally 218,000 yuan.
The house composed of six containers(6055mm*2435mm*2790mm), using ‘module design’ idea: Each box inside is a standard space unit with different functions. Different combination patternsform various function space. The house includes three bedrooms, a storage room, exhibition space,a kitchen and a bathroom . The entrancecontainer is vertical to the other five, forming a courtyard.
Theproductioncost ofcontainer module houseis low, and thecontainer is reusable, low-carbon and energy saving. It can be transportedconveniently and the transportation cost is very low. The construction is quick, easy, and resources saved, with less noiseand dust pollution.
Eco-circle system design: sewage collection, treatment, re-use: the reclaimed water system; kitchen waste, excreta collection, treatment, re-use: biogas digester; solar energy, wind energy and rainwater utilization; organic farming.
The client will live here for two to three years to constantly correct the function layout andthe energy system, and maintain green plants, so as to build a comprehensive solutions of sustainable building, and finally explore the possibility to build the Participatory Community applied with the results of the experiment.
Note: This project was originally published in 13 October, 2015