|About Leger Wanaselja Architecture|
Design: Leger Wanaselja Architecture
Project: Boucher Grygier Shipping Container House
Containers: 3 refrigerated shipping containers
Area: 1350 sqft
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
This refrigerated shipping container home incorporates three pre-insulated containers into the structure of this three bedroom, 1350 square foot house. Made to withstand tremendous loads and, with built-in refrigerated units, to keep low constant temperature, these refrigerated shipping containers make excellent architecture building blocks and they easily meet the existing building codes.
Three 40′ refrigerated shipping containers were used to build this home in San Francisco, California. Two containers were stacked on top of each other and the third container was cut in half. The refrigerated shipping containers are separated by an inner atrium with large floor to ceiling windows.
The large atrium serves as a living room and central breezeway. A staircase and bridge connect the 2nd floor rooms together.
Since its inception in 1991, Leger Wanaselja Architecture has been a leader in green design. The firm has won numerous awards and been featured in many books, periodicals and other media, highlighting our exploration of green architecture.
The goal for every project is to shrink the ecological footprint while creating lyrical and enduring buildings. Integrating our clients’ needs with the specifics of a site, our projects emerge naturally from their surroundings and use energy and material resources efficiently. Light filled indoor-outdoor spaces often figure prominently. To reinforce the relationship of project to place we incorporate local materials, reuse existing materials and mark sunlight’s patterns in our work. Nature is always carefully considered and celebrated, even in an urban setting.
We work closely with clients and builders in order to achieve the best possible design. Since we are also green builders and developers we bring a keen understanding of construction methods and budgets to all of our projects, as well as the hands-on ability to innovate and experiment. In addition, we regularly review new and alternative materials and construction methods to improve upon aesthetics and performance, and to reduce the ecological impacts of architecture. Our work includes ground-up construction, renovation, and interior design—commercial, residential and institutional.
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