Green Container Housing Demo in Thailand

ecoliving 101 overall photo

Designers Site-Specific and Buatalah Studio were asked to design an exhibition around the theme of ‘Green Home Effects’ for a Bangkok home show. According to Site-Specific's website, "to build an earth-friendly house is not as simple as placing some solar panels on your roof."

site-specific eco living overview photo

What they came up with was the concept for exhibition that circled around the 4R’s - reduce, reuse, recycle and renewable. The model home featured many examples of earth-friendly living including the use of grey water, growing your own food and being car smart. It was constructed of 4 reused shipping container and prefabricated modules. The home was designed for the family of three and it is roughly around 100 sq.m. (~1000 SF)

site-specific eco living side view photo

The Designer, Site Specific, "is a research company founded by Chutayaves Sinthuphan to investigate who we are as human through the means of architecture and gastronomy," two topics dear to our hearts.

site-specific eco living dining photo

Judging by the posts on his site, he has been studying the container housing scene closely and has added a significant contribution to the genre.

site-specific eco living kitchen photo

site-specific eco living office photo

site-specific eco living living room photo

site-specific eco living porches photo

More pictures and an excellent collection of container housing posts at Eco Living 101 - Model Home. Thanks to tipster and Bangkok architect Jay Laohapong.

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