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Shipping Container house 1


New Construction

New Construction custom home utilizing standard shipping containers

This house is located on a very long and narrow site in west Boulder and consists of a main level conventionally-built structure and two 53’ shipping containers acting as the upper level.

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The site’s buildable dimensions, 20’ x 200’, suggested a long and narrow building and the homeowner’s desire for an ecologically-sustainable, unconventional building, lead to the use of shipping containers. The containers hold the bedrooms - master suite in one and two children’s bedrooms in the other.

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underside of stair construction

underside of stair construction

panoramic views

Both the Master Bedroom and the open Living/Dining Room have panoramic views from Denver to the Continental Divide.

Architect: Mark Gerwing, M. Gerwing Architects.

Contractor: Owner

Structural Engineer: Gebau, Boulder

Interior Cabinetry: Laak Woodworks


Portfolio Category:  Residential New Construction

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