The shipping container company from which we purchased the Future Shack container asked us to design them a small office building using containers as a building module. While the programme for this project is quite simple we decided to pursue the idea of designing a proto- typical solution which could exploit the flexibility of the container as well as enable buildings of varying sizes to be made from the one system.
The containers are stacked vertically in a steel portal structure. Circulation and services are kept independent of the containers which are fitted out on the ground and then lifted into place. A ‘solar skin’ wraps the structure to protect the containers and the entire building is elevated from the ground.