Located 5 miles from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and designed by Todd Miller of Zeilger Build, this 6,000sqft 3-storey shipping container house is made from 31 new 20ft shipping containers and includes a study, home office, workshop, gym space and a sparkling saltwater pool, as well as four bedrooms and four bathrooms – all boasting a luxury street chic aesthetic.
This shipping container house also includes a 3,000L water tank, satellite wiring and is solar ready. All these features on their own are impressive, but the architectural elements of the shipping containers add that extra touch of street chic to an already luxuriously exciting space.
This shipping container house sits on a 706m2 site in the Graceville area and overlooks views of the river. Walls of glass open to decks on each level allowing for an immediate outdoor connection that includes a cooling breeze from the tropical Queensland climate to enter the various inside rooms.
The front entry has a reserved profile with visual interest created through the textures of the containers as well as the additional wood detailing.
Graffiti art creates a dynamic façade on the side of the shipping container house that blends harmoniously with the street chic elements of the home.
The colours within the graffiti are taken from the deck rails and pool, which is just around the corner.
The saltwater pool performs double duty by offering a place to swim and by cooling the air before it enters the shipping container house. While this side of the home does not feature any graffiti, the interior area does.
The family room adjacent to the pool features a large canvas of contemporary graffiti, creating an immediate connection to the art on the outside of the building. Even the colours within the canvas are like those used on the facade art.
Just outside the family room a long hall spans the width of the shipping container house, connecting the side yard with the entry and the flight of stairs in the foyer that leads to the living, kitchen and dining areas as well as 3 bedrooms, a study and a washroom.
The combination of the galvanized pipes and corrugated steel walls create a unique industrial statement that creatively balances the wall of art. Additionally the repeat pattern within the ceiling of the wood cladding softens the overall scheme and creates a connectivity to the view beyond the door.
Wood is also used in other creative compositions such as the entry doors made of wood in various sizes and thicknesses
The stairs lead up to the main living area on the left and the private zones on the right.
While the lower level featured an industrial aesthetic, this second level offers a richer, warmer visual with its deeper hued walls and while the walls are a very deep shade, the large expanses of windows keeps the rooms light and bright.
The post and beam architectural details belie the container construction and the voids created by these details allows for double volume heights and large open plan living.
The white of the kitchen cabinets pop against their charcoal backsplash while the large hand pulls on the cabinetry play off the shadow lines within the container surround.
Right next to the kitchen is the dining area, set within its own container that has most of its sides removed, the container texture on the ceiling is reminiscent of board and batten.
A hallway divides the social zone from the bedrooms and office while a stairway at the end of the hall leads to the Master Suite. The glitz of the lighting in the hallway is a fun contrast to the industrial surround.
Its amazing how many different textures have been used within this shipping container house.
The bedroom zone of the Master Suite is huge and features a large walk-in closet behind the headboard wall.
The private ensuite showcases an amazing wall mural that continues into the tub surround – incredible.
This 31-shipping container house encompasses 3 levels of open spaces and exciting finishes. The interesting voids and artistic features have created a home that is both practical and exciting. This is a home to be proud of in so many ways.
Photography by Peter and Brad
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