Shipping container buildings are becoming more popular in countries all over the world. With careful planning and smart design, cargo containers can be turned into cost-effective, architecturally sound, sophisticated structures with minimal embodied energy.
The trend has reached Australia, and Superdraft is proud to have worked on some innovative designs for shipping container architecture in the country. On this post, we’ll show some work we’ve done on container buildings.
Snowy River Way Extensions
This unique container project was for an addition to the client’s existing property. Our client needed a shed to house up to six shipping containers, in order to provide shade and protect the containers from extreme weather. We built this shed according to the client’s specifications, which included a water tank at the corner for bathroom facilities, sufficient space on both sides of the shed, and cladding on the side of the containers that meet council requirements.
Moojebing Street Residence
For this project, we helped the client redesign this container home and draw it up for Town Planning Approval. Although narrow on the sides, this unique home makes great use of space, giving homeowners plenty of room to move. With simple yet elegant design, this house displays generous amounts of sophistication while staying incredibly cost-effective.
Yanana Street and Moorambine Street Residence
Superdraft used shipping containers for the design of this structure with meal rooms, sea containers, accommodation, and an office. The team provided preliminary drafting, reproduced existing plans, and created new drawings for council approval in a short time frame, all within the client’s budget.
Cook Islands Residence
This was definitely an interesting project. With cost-effective methods and a short timeline, we designed a shipping container home featuring striking structural details, such as an arched roof and glass doors in front. These details highlight the transformed cargo containers and complete this modern, welcoming abode.
Check out our portfolio to see more of our work. Get in touch with us for your next building project.