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Container Vacation House on the Surf Coast Made from Three 20ft Shipping Containers

Container Vacation House on the Surf Coast Made from Three 20ft Shipping Containers

Architects: Studio Edwards
Project: Container Vacation House
Location: Surf Coast Wye River, Victoria, Australia
Area: 80 sqm
Year 2018
Photographs: Tony Gorsevski

Description by architect: A container vacation house on the Surf Coast in Wye River, Victoria. Designed as a weekend retreat & made from three 20ft shipping containers.

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Two connect to form the living space with toilet, laundry & entry. The third a sleeping wing with two bedrooms, toilet & shower. Connected by a external deck on steel stilts which sit on deep concrete pile foundations- anchoring the house to the hillside.

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Internally the spaces are lined with marine plywood. Externally they are insulated & clad with galvanised steel sheeting. The northern face of the house has fixings to allow for planting wires to connect to the ground, encouraging native plants to grow over the house.

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The Southern facade is predominately glazed with a series of double glazed doors & windows opening onto the decking which looks southwards through the trees towards the ocean.

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A green roof planted with native dichondra sits above, providing additional thermal insulation & rainwater filtration.

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