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2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

France Architecture News - Aug 5, 2016 - 11:41   20772 views

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design has recently completed an asymmetric small and low cost house on a tiny plot, in a rural village next to Rennes, France. Architect Josué Gillet uses shipping container to create a low-budget private house, giving the best response to the client of the house. 

Called Flying Box Villa, this prefabricated modular house features eco-design systems developed by the company B3 Ecodesign, reducing overall cost and energy uses for modular homes at its Rennes factory.

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

The house has been prefabricated in a factory then moved on the site and achieved in approximately three months. The container dimensions fits exactly with the buildable zone of the plot. The project is divided into 3 levels. Each level is a 100 square-meter area. The superpostion of those different sequencies shape the house. The studio had a very little plot to organize a complete program of the desired urban villa.

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

The first level, the ground one, is more technical, including one parking zone for two cars, the covered entrance and the technical rooms; a sewing studio and a laundry. The shared life stand on the first level, the garden one. The user can find there a comfortable living room, the main room of the house.

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

The main volume of the house presents two glass facades. The first face is above the street. The house take part in the life of the street. The other face, looking at the small garden, is completely transparent too. 

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

By its small dimensions, the garden look like a patio, a private room without ceilling, open to the sky. The house is there hided from the wind and the views from the neighborhood. Users can then enjoy the patio for a comfortable chilling session.

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

The last level, is another intimate space. The parental room is widely openened on a large roof terrasse. This space is a kind of solarium, maybe the most qualitative place of the house. From there, users can enjoy a view from the village to the natural landscape of the country. 

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

Giving back the roof of the villa to its inhabitants is the only way to propose large outdoor spaces on a so small plot. The terrasse is althoug planted with trees. The house doesn't have a real garden.

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

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2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

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2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

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2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

2A Design uses shipping container to make a low-budget compact private house in France

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