Pre-hub House + Help for Japan 3

15 Apr

Pre-hub house concept has been around for a while.
I was not a big fun of container house designs but am now very interested in the directions where the next container houses are moving to.

EX-CONTAINER PROJECT leaded by Japanese architect Yasutaka Yoshimura works as shelter and has currently been trying to construct temporary homes for those displaced by earthquake and tunami hit at Japan on the 11th of March. It could help many people to start re-constructing their lives by providing safe and warm home with its low cost and relatively quick construction. What amaze me is that this temporary shelter can convert to permanent use. You can donate to support this project for Japan from here.

The Container Guest House by Poteet Architects emphasis on sustainable environment 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.”
From Archdaily

I don’t know about the compositing toilet, but kinda want to live in this container.
I wonder if they have any other heating/cooling system there.
Maybe this is not for those people who are spoiled by city convenience?


日本人の建築家•吉村靖孝率いるEX-CONTAINER PROJECTはシェルターとして使用でき、そして現在3月11日に日本を襲った地震と津波よって家を失った人たちのために仮設住宅を建設しようとしています。暖かく安全な家を安価で比較的早い建設で提供することによって多くの人の復興再建の手助けをすることができます。何がすごいって思ったかというと、この一時的な仮設住宅は常設的な住宅にも転用可能ということです。どうぞここから募金をしてこのプロジェクトをサポートして下さい。

Poteet Architects
による The Container Guest Houseは継続可能な環境対策を強調しています。「第一に、単一目的使用のコンテナを新しく常設的な使用のためにリサイクルしたこと。熱を逃がすために影と風通しを提供する屋上庭園がコンテナの上に設けられています。室内はスプレーフォームと竹の合板でとで等しく床と壁に断熱加工が施されています。シンクとシャワーからの下水は屋根の灌水のために貯められています。トイレはコムポストトイレ(バイオトイレとも言う。昔ながらのボットン便所?)です。このコンテナの後ろ側はワイヤーネットが張られ、いずれは常緑の蔓植物が生い茂ることになります。」



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