Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shipping Container Houses, Amsterdam Noord

There is an area in Amsterdam North where you can enjoy free parking and free transportation over the IJ river ("De Pont"). It is such a practical thing - cause parking in the historical center of Amsterdam can cost you a lot per hour. A couple of times while driving around in Amsterdam North I have noticed such residence complex of piled containers. My husband would inform me: "Temporary, and only for students". I have taken several pics with cars and persons on them in order to give you readers a sense of depth and proportion.
 Keetwonen Complex was developed by Tempo Housing and  is considered to be the largest container city in the world. Each container has one large window, and residents enjoy central heating, high speed internet and a bike parking.

More amazing container houses around the world you can find here - go quick, while the link lasts !
Update: below, container houses in Zwolle, Overijssel, the Netherlands. Photo taken during a storm, by blogger - and a very special person -  Aledys Ver.


11 comments:

Breigh said...

Ha! That is so cool! Man, that must be party central :)

Leila Zimmermann said...

Ana,
A imagem do cabeçalho ficou incrivel.
E estabeleçe a relação entre o criador e a criatura...
bjks
Leila

Efrutik said...

That is insanely creative! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

This is a awesome idea, maybe they would get some value from this training program on how to make strong durable and beautiful Container Homes.

Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1VmAjNr9mU

And the link to the site that runs the course

http://www.containerhome.info/

Aledys Ver said...

It is a very practical and creative solution to the house shortage and students' limited budget. I think they must be pretty claustrophobic, though!

Invader_Stu said...

That's crazy. I wonder what they look like inside.

Anita said...

Aledys: mmm, didn't find it claustrophobic. Let's put it like that: gezellig. Stu: then check the Tempo Housing link.

Lu_Russa said...

que interessante !!!

seria mais ou menos como o famoso e velho trailer americano ??? :)))

muito legal mesmo

bjos

adorei o novo layout do blog !

Aledys Ver said...

Thanks for adding my photo to illustrate your post, Anita!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh how neat! I always thought these containers would make a very good art studios :-)

Serge said...

I wouldn't be surprised in the future if I see more and more people begin building homes made from shipping containers! Not only are these budget-friendly, they're also built to last a long time as well making them a great option for anybody!