Exceptional Container Home by and for Industrial Designer Debbie Glassberg [Video]

Exceptional Container Home by and for Industrial Designer Debbie Glassberg [Video]

Who would have thought that containers will serve much more than their original purpose? Industrial designer Debbie Glassberg says she is driven by design and this is what helped her overcome ordinary architecture. Debbie Glassberg’s home is a 2,600 square feet structure made of five shipping containers that has a rather unusual appearance. Located in Kansas City, the extraordinary dwelling has it all: space, light and life. Featuring a white galley kitchen with energy efficient appliances as the heart of the house, Debbie’s home welcomes guests with a radiant ambiance and offers moments of admiration. Other rooms on the first floor have the same open floor plan as the bedrooms upstairs. On the roof of her new residence, Debbie grows a rooftop edible garden. The produce is stocked in an almost invisible pantry, protected by a large, white sliding door, as you can see in the first video below. Apart from having a green roof, the residence also features geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar. The good news is that Debbie will be constructing homes for anyone interested. Her project, Home Contained, is one that could turn into a large scale industry, especially if the construction costs are lower than average. Would you live in a container home?

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7 comments

  • Kadia April 4, 2011 at 12:25 PMLogin to Reply →

    Absolutely genius! Wasn’t sure how they solved the insulation problems that come with metal coverings…
    The design is innovative and inspiring, something you don’t see anywhere else.
    Good job!

  • MERAV April 4, 2011 at 13:10 PMLogin to Reply →

    COOL

  • Julie K. April 5, 2011 at 07:44 AMLogin to Reply →

    I love it when someone creates something extraordinary from something quite ordinary. I never would’ve imagined that a perfectly habitable home like this could be built from some old shipping containers, it’s amazing!

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    Oh wow, it’s amazing what you could do with shipping containers nowadays! These are really beautiful houses!

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