The Hanging House is a place designed to let guests disconnect and enjoy nature. There’s no TV or wi-fi connection and instead one can admire the beautiful views, interact with others and spend time outdoors. The house was designed and built by studio Casa Container Marília and is located in Campos Novos, Brazil. Over 70% of all materials used throughout this project are recycled.
The Hanging House is elevated from the ground level using a series of metal pillars
The house is made out of reclaimed shipping containers and uses reclaimed wood on its walls and ceilings. Furthermore, the interior doors are made from reused plates from the containers. In tone with the sustainable nature of the project, the house also has a modular green roof with a rainwater collection system as well as thermal and acoustic insulation. There’s cross-ventilation throughout the spaces and no air conditioning system is used.
The metal pillars which support the house form a V system and help reduce the impact of the building on the landThe house is made out of a series of recycled shipping containers which have been connected and customized
The entire structure is elevated from the natural ground level, which is the most striking detail about this entire project. The house is supported on a series of metal pillars that form a V system and the foundation uses a minimal amount of concrete. This was done in order to reduce the impact that the building has on the ground, to protect the root system of the trees and to preserve the soil. As a result, the windows are aligned with the treetops, the views are better and the entire house is sheltered by the canopies of the trees which provide shade all day long. With all these things in mind, this little country house would have to be one of the most interesting and environmentally-friendly builds we’ve come across lately. It’s a really inspiring project which we could all learn something from.
Lots of reclaimed wood was used to cover some of the walls and ceilings, giving the spaces a very cozy feelThe containers are organized on multiple levels, some being connected and serving as common spacesA small deck wraps around the main floor, extending the living area outdoorsThe house is surrounded by large trees which provide shade all day long, making the air conditioner system unnecessary
Most of the materials used for building and the house are recycled and include a lot of reclaimed woodThere are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in total, in addition to the common areas and leisure spacesThe sliding glass doors give this bedroom direct access to a terrace with a beautiful view over the surroundingsThe reclaimed wood gives the living area a lot of character and is in tone with the whole country-chic styleThe house favors the common sections and leisure spaces, putting an emphasis on social interactionThe kitchen features a horizontal backsplash window which offers a view of the tree canopiesThe kitchen island doubles as a bar and breakfast table as well as a dividerThis desk area has walls covered in lots of different reclaimed board with various colors and finishesThe interior doors are made out of plates from the leftover shipping container piecesThe various balconies and terraces have glass roofs and slender railings in order to make the most of the views