MBA pursues shipping container housing design for Millennials


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In our continued research of both sustainability and resilient design, MBA is investigating the real-world potential of shipping container reuse in a range of housing configurations. The configuration shown above is intended to meet housing demands for Washington DC’s expanding population of Millenials.  The design combines 3 size of insulated containers into units of 5 and 6 bedrooms with on-suite baths.  Set on a Cast-In-Place foundation, each unit has shared communal spaces of kitchen, living and dining while a conventionally framed building core provides rooftop terrace access.





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