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Shipping Container Village – One Community Pod 5

The Shipping Container Village is being designed as a semi-subterranean living option purposed to demonstrate the affordability, beauty, and energy and materials efficiency of stacked shipping container construction. It will be the 5th of the 7 villages planned and open sourced and free-shared in complete detail.

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WHAT IS A
SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Click to Enlarge

One Community, Front Perspective of Shipping Container Village (Pod 5), Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Front Perspective

The designs on this page have been created with careful consideration of the most common shipping container sizes, where we’ll be placing plumbing, convenient and intelligent circulation, and an open floor plan with a broad diversity of indoor and outdoor options for both socialization and private relaxation and/or work spaces.

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Shipping Container Village Floor Plans – Click to Enlarge

The color theme of this village is purple and the One Community core values focused on for this village are: Highest Good for All, Honesty & Integrity, and Sustainability. As you view this page, you will see this as the color palette we created and intend for this village:

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Shipping Container Village Color Board

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CONSULTANTS ON THE SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE DESIGN

Flávia Galimberte BozedaArchitecture and Interior Design Student
Erika Yumi TamashiroArchitecture and Urban Design Student
Guy Grossfeld: Graphic Designer
Nelli Levental
MFA of Graphic Design and College Professor
Samantha FreitasArchitecture and Interior Design Student
Sayonara Batista4th-year Architecture and Urban Planning Student
Yee-Cheng Ho: Interior Designer

 

WHY A SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE

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This village is also the largest shipping container construction of its kind and the first of our villages designed to be constructed into a significantly sloped grade. This will provide a widely available sustainability option for people with similar sloped properties.

ADVANTAGES OF THIS BUILDING METHOD

The advantages of shipping container construction are many:

      1. Cost and Availability: Shipping containers are available just about anywhere across the globe. Used containers can be found at a low cost, or even for free, compared to a finished structure built by other labor-intensive means such as bricks and mortar. Construction involves very little labor and used shipping containers requiring only simple modification can be purchased from transport companies.
      2. Aesthetics: Due to the building-block nature of shipping containers, as well as their ready ability to be opened up for windows and doors, architects and designers in the US, Europe, and beyond, have managed to create some very unique and interesting pieces of architecture using cargo containers. This is particularly appealing for those seeking to make an aesthetic “statement” with their new home or business
      3. Strength and Durability: Shipping containers are designed to carry heavy loads and to be stacked one on top of the other on the decks and in the holds of freighters. They are also designed to resist harsh environments like being sprayed with sea and road salt during transport. They are ideal for harsh conditions and on difficult sites. They can make perfect shipping container homes in areas with the high risk of hurricanes and earthquakes thanks to the fact that modular elements are welded together.
      4. Modular Construction: All shipping containers are made to standard measurements. Modular construction also simplifies planning and transport because they are already designed to interlock for ease of mobility during transportation.
      5. Availability: Countries like the USA, which import more than they export, are now having hundreds of thousands of freight containers abandoned in ports and container yards. So containers are readily available and building houses with them helps to solve the problem of container abandonment.
      6. Ease and Speed of Construction: It is quite possible for a person to build a home out of a shipping container by themselves. It also takes considerably less time to build a shipping container home than a traditional home, with most able to be assembled within a day or so, if all the pieces have been pre-cut off site.
      7. Security: While most building envelopes can be breached given enough time and motivation, shipping container construction offers a slightly more secure enclosure, at least compared to most stud-framed structures. Generally, security will be as good as the quality of the door and window hardware, and integrated security systems specified.
      8. Environment Impact: The reuse of shipping containers into an architectural element is environmentally positive. LEED points are gained for the reuse of materials because you are saving the raw materials that you would otherwise need to construct the buildings framework.
      9. Transport and Handling: Steel shipping containers are designed to be transported by ship, railway and trucks. In addition, they can be easily loaded, handled, lifted and moved with simple equipment like fork lifts, loaders, and small cranes.

LIMITATIONS/DISADVANTAGES OF THIS BUILDING METHOD

Shipping container construction also has some limitations:

      1. Temperature Control: Steel is a conductor of heat and containers used for human occupancy in an environment with extreme temperature variations will need to be better insulated than most brick, block or wood structures. In temperate climates, moist interior air condenses against the steel, becoming clammy. Rust will form unless the steel is well sealed and insulated.
      2. Size and Shape Restrictive: An individual container is not the living/working space many people would desire for their home. To make an adequate sized space, multiple boxes may need to be combined and this requires more work.
      3. Site Labor: Cutting and welding steel is sometimes considered to be specialized labor and can increase construction expenses.
      4. Handling: The size and weight of the containers will require them to be placed by a crane or forklift.
      5. Deterioration: Many used shipping containers are old and nearing the end of their lifespan. Many, especially the ones made of Corten steel, also rust quickly, especially the ones that have already been scratched or dented while serving their primary function. Such dents and scratches might give the home a more industrial look, but they are also the places where the structure will begin to rust.
      6. Health Hazards: Since shipping containers are not intended for human habitation and substances harmful to humans may have been used in their manufacture. This includes paints and solvents, as well as insulation materials installed to control the temperature inside the containers during transport. Longterm exposure to these could lead to health problems for the inhabitants. Among these are chromate, phosphorous, and lead-based paints used on the walls, and arsenic and chromium that are sometimes used to infuse the wooden floors of the container in order to deter pest infestation. Another concern is that they may have been used to carry toxic or even radioactive cargo in the past, which might have been accidentally spilt during transport. Addressing this is covered in the next point (#7).
      7. Not-So-Modest-Ecological Footprint: Using disused containers as building blocks is an effective way of recycling them, but the eco-footprint of these homes is still larger than it appears at first glance. Before these homes can be habitable, the entire container must first be sandblasted bare, the flooring needs to be replaced and all the openings need to be cut with a torch or fireman’s saw. There are also carbon emissions associated with transport and assembling. Building a multi-container home can produce thousands of pounds of hazardous waste before it can be used as a residence.
      8. Obtaining the Permits: Since using shipping containers to build a home is a relatively new idea, it might be hard to obtain the necessary building permits in your area. The process can take years, and might never be resolved positively, and this wait time should be factored in to the total expected construction time and cost when considering a shipping container home.

 

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CONTAINER VILLAGE DETAILS

The Shipping Container Village is purposed to provide a diversity of living spaces, shared social and work spaces, and professional meeting spaces. Each are constructed to be open sourced for replication as either a stand-alone structure or as part of replication of the entire village.

Here are 3D views of the 3 floors of this village looking into the different floors and showing the different floors with the roofing provided by the shipping container structures:

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Shipping Container Village Exploded Views

 

LIVING SPACE RENDERS

The Shipping Container Village will feature and open source 5 different living space floor plans. The layouts are space-efficient, contemporary, and feature maximum south-facing windows; in most cases with sliding glass doors and patios. Each of these floor plans designed for the complete village are also designed and will be open sourced for easy construction as individual homes too.

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Shipping Container Village Living Space Floor Plans – Click to Enlarge

Here is Unit 1, constructed using 3 containers to provide two spacious residences within the village:

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 1 Layout

Here is Unit 1 using the same 3 containers, and the same general layout, but converted for those interested in personal residence construction. In these designs you see two back-to-back residences with kitchens, more windows, and two different bedroom layouts.

Shipping container final render, Yee Cheng, One Community, Unit 1-3C Conversion

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 1 Private Residence Conversion

Here is Unit 2, another layout constructed using 3 containers to provide two spacious residences within the village:

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 2

Here is Unit 2 side-by-side with the converted model demonstrating a 2-bedroom home.

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 2 Conversion

Again, here is Unit 2 but as a stand-alone and larger image. It uses the same 3 containers, and the same general layout, but converted for those interested in personal residence construction. It includes a full bathroom, complete kitchen, 2 bedrooms, many windows for natural light and passive heating and cooling, and a large living room in the front.

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 2 Conversion

Here are Units 3 and 4 as part of the village.

Shipping Container Units 3 and 4 Final Render, Yee Cheng

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Units 3 and 4

Here are Unit 3 and 4 side-by-side with the converted model demonstrating home layouts that could be built separate from the Shipping Container Village.

Shipping Container Final Render Units 3 and 4 Conversion, Yee Cheng

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Units 3 and 4 Conversion – Click to Enlarge

Here is an enlarged image of Unit 3 using the same 2 containers, and the same general layout, but converted for those interested in personal residence construction. In these designs you see the same bedroom and living room, but with the addition of more windows, a complete kitchen, dining area, and larger bathroom.

Shipping Container Unit 3 Conversion Final Render, Yee Cheng

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 3 Conversion

Here is an enlarged image of Unit 4 using the same 2 containers, and the same general layout, but converted for those interested in personal residence construction. Again you see designs with the same bedroom and living room, but with the addition of more windows, a complete kitchen, dining area, and larger bathroom.

Shipping Container Final Render Unit 4 Conversion, Yee Cheng

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit 4 Conversion

Here is a render of Unit Type 1 looking in.

One Community Shipping Container Village Rental Room Looking In, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit Type 1: Looking In

Here is a render of Unit Type 1 looking out.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued with his 4th week of photoshop work on the renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5)

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Unit Type 1: Looking Out

Here is a render of Unit Type 2 looking out from the 2nd floor.

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Floor 2 Unit Type 2: Front Area Looking Out

 

SOCIAL AND WORK SPACE RENDERS

In addition to open sourcing 5 different living space floor plans, the Shipping Container Village will also open source and/or demonstrate 18 additional common spaces including a shipping container library, game room, exercise room, computer lab, kitchen and dining for 150+ people, laundry for 300+, and a diversity of indoor and outdoor recreation and relaxation areas. It will also add 7 different areas intended for hosting professional meetings of groups from 20-100 people at a time.

FIRST FLOOR

The first floor of the Shipping Container Village is semi-subterranean because this village is designed to either be built into a slight slope or have the back side bermmed to allow walk-up access to the 2nd floor. This means the back of the entire 1st floor is in the ground and the front is not. Social and work spaces like a large-scale computer room and media and recreation room are in the back with residences, the yoga/meditation and socialization space, and game room in the front. This maximize the benefits of both passive solar and in-ground construction while providing convenience of access.

Shipping Container Village, Floor 1 stairs up to floor 2, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Floor 1 Stairs Up to Floor 2

COMPUTER ROOM

Here is a concept render for the 1st floor Shipping Container Village computer room. This area is located in the East wing and will be used for work, recreation, and collaboration on the ongoing open source creation and multi-media sharing process of everything One Community does and builds.

One Community, Shipping Container Village Computer Room, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Computer Room

MEDIA ROOM

Here is a concept render for the 1st floor Shipping Container Village media room and professional meeting space. This area is located in the West wing and will be used as part of this village’s business and convention hosting as well as for movies nights and social and learning events as part of One Community’s “culture of personal growth.”

One Community, Shipping Container Village Media Room, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Media Room

YOGA AND MEDITATION ROOM

This concept render shows the 1st floor Shipping Container Village yoga and meditation space designed to provide exercise, recreation, and socialization space. This area is located in the East wing and in the front to maximize natural light and for easy access as part of the One Community’s fulfilled living model.

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The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Yoga and Meditation Room

GAME ROOM

This concept render shows the 1st floor Shipping Container Village game rooms designed to provide a pool table, ping pong, foosball, board games, and tables for recreation and socialization. This area is located in the West wing and in the front to maximize natural light and for easy access as part of the One Community’s fulfilled living model.

Floor 1, Game Room, Shipping Container Village, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Game Room

INTERNAL CIRCULATION AREAS

Circulation areas on the first floor, like the one shown below, are also designed to feature art and seating areas for recreation and socialization.

One Community, Shipping Container Village 1st Floor Circulation Area, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – 1st Floor Circulation Area

 

SECOND FLOOR

The second floor of the Shipping Container Village provides elevated views from the front/South and ground-level access from the back/North. Housing on this level takes advantage of the views with patios and South-facing sliding glass doors. The large-scale kitchen and dining and informal conference rooms on this level also enjoy the South-facing views and sun.

In the North side of this floor there is a library, conference room, and outdoor meeting and relaxation areas. The library and conference room both feature sliding glass doors on the North with walk-up access and South side sliding glass doors for natural light from that side too.

Circulation spaces in the North offer access to the 3rd floor and convenient storage for bicycles and other recreational equipment. Here’s a concept render showing this.

Shipping Container Village, Floor 2 stairs up to floor 3, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Floor 2 Stairs Up to Floor 3

LARGE-SCALE KITCHEN AND DINING

The central area of the 2nd floor consists of a large-scale kitchen capable of feeding 200+ people at a time and a large dining room with 2nd-floor views. An elevator to the additional seating on the 1st and 3rd floors is also located in this area.

Shipping Container Village, Dining Area Looking South, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Dining Area Looking South

INFORMAL CONFERENCE ROOM

Adjacent to the large-scale kitchen and dining are two informal conference rooms with south-facing views. These rooms are located here for catered business events and resident social events, movie nights, or other activities as part of One Community’s fulfilled living model.

Floor 2, Informal Conference Room, Shipping Container Village, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Informal Conference Room

LIBRARY

The Shipping Container Village library, learning, and recreation space is located on the North side for walk-up access and natural lighting. This area will function primarily as a library, but it will also provide board games and a layout useful for educational classes and seminarsas part of One Community’s “culture of personal growth.”

One Community, Shipping Container Village Library, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Library

NORTHSIDE OUTDOOR MEETING AND RELAXATION AREAS

The 2nd floor Shipping Container Village outdoor seating and meeting areas are part of the 2nd floor, but at ground level in the back of the village because of the semi-subterranean design. These areas are purposed for business, social, and recreational use.

One Community Shipping Container Village Outdoor Meeting and Relaxation Area, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Outdoor Meeting and Relaxation Area

SOUTHSIDE OUTDOOR RECREATION AND DINING AREA

The Southside recreation and dining areas are accessible by a short enough walk from the kitchen to be convenient, but long enough to provide semi-privacy for those who want it while dining or socializing. They are also adjacent to conference rooms that can host groups as large as 50. The area shown here is the second floor on the East end of the village looking Northeast.

One Community, Shipping Container Village Northside Recreation and Dining Area, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Southside Recreation and Dining Area

 

THIRD FLOOR

The third floor of the Shipping Container Village provides 3rd-story elevated views from the front/South and 2nd-story views from the back/North. This floor consists of residences, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a broad diversity of social and recreational sitting areas for enjoying the sun and views.

Here is concept render of one of the Northside circulation space looking East.

One Community Shipping Container Village Northside Circulation Space, Guy Grossfeld

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Northside Circulation Space

3RD-FLOOR DINING ROOM

The central area of the 3rd floor consists of a large dining area with North and South-facing views. Looking South also provides a view down and into the 2nd floor dining hall below. To the North is access to an outdoor seating area. An elevator to the kitchen and additional seating on the 1st and 2nd floors is also located in this area.

Floor 3 Shipping Container Village, Guy Grossfeld, One Community

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Mezzanine Dining Area

3RD-FLOOR OUTDOOR DINING AND RECREATION SPACE

In addition to the expansive indoor dining and recreation space, the 3rd floor also offers a diversity of outdoor dining and recreation spaces. Here is a concept render of the central outdoor area looking Southeast.

Also, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) completed one last render we requested for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) upper dining area:

The One Community Shipping Container Village | Concept Render – Upper Dining Area

 

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SUMMARY

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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

Q: Where can I get more information about your philosophies for world change?

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Q: What were the initial inspirations for these designs?

With 7 villages to be designed, and a desire for artistic and unique appearances that also had a deeper relationship to the purpose/intent of each village, we drew inspiration from the 7-chakra system from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the Japanese 5-elements philosophy. The Shipping Container Village was designed thinking of and researching the Crown (7th) Chakra from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the element of Metal (“jīn”) from the Japanese 5-elements philosophy. The associated color of “violet” helped develop the color palette for this village and we further aligned, diversified, and distinguished the purpose and intent of the village by looking at One Community’s core values and focusing on the values of Highest Good for All, Honesty & Integrity, and Sustainability.

Note: One Community does not endorse or subscribe to any one spiritual philosophy. You can read more about our philosophy on spirituality and religion on our Spirituality Page

Here are some of the initial concept drawings done for the Shipping Container Village:

 Initial designs drawn by Nelli Levental, MFA of Graphic Design and College Professor for Classes in Sustainable Design

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Initial Shipping Container Village Layout Exploration

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2nd-Generation Village Design Drawings

Initial Revit floor plans and 3-D renders by Architecture and Interior Design students Flávia Galimberte BozedaErika Yumi Tamashiro, and Samantha Freitas

Shipping Container Village (Pod 5), One Community

One of the First Floor Plan Designs for the Shipping Container Village

Samantha and Flávia from the Architecture and Planning Intern Team worked on a third redesign of the layout of the containers for three floors of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5). The new proposal you see here provides more space for living units, the industrial kitchen, and dining, as well as a better exterior appearance while keeping the desirable “staggered” facade with the bathrooms and plumbing aligned at all levels.

3rd Redesign of the Shipping Container Layers – Pluming Alignment Focus

Samantha and Flávia from the Architecture and Planning Intern Team finished detailed first and second floor plans for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5), including furniture and flooring, and started research on color pallets and landscaping.

Finished 1st and 2nd Floor Plans and Beginning Research on Color Pallets and Landscaping