A few years ago, an innovative architecture firm completed the renovation of an old warehouse transforming it into a home and office. Privacy was a major concern of the owners; however; they didn’t want to be isolated from the community.
The final structure had to be able to accommodate a residence, an office and the existing workshop. Before the renovation, the living and dining room also functioned as an office meeting space and lounge. Working from home can quickly lead to working around the clock, and in this case the architects solved this problem by building a separate home office using a repurposed freezer-shipping container. This was only phase one of the renovation though, since the owner’s office remained in the main part of the residence.
One year later, they added a second retired shipping container to gain enough space to keep family life separate from business life.
Interestingly enough, using containers for the renovation is not the only sustainable part of it. In building the shipping container offices, they used a number of reclaimed, non-toxic and sustainably sourced materials. They also fitted the office with a solar thermal system, which provides the hot water and hydronic heating for the entire home. Apart from the additions of the two containers, they also stayed within the bounds of the existing building envelope of the original warehouse.
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