Room 11 – An Office Building Made Of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers have become very popular now that architects have found new and innovative ways in which to use them. We have seen many houses made of containers and even some commercial spaces. Today we’re going to take a look at an office building which shares a similar story. This is Room 11, a company office in Sunshine, Victoria.

The design is complex and very interesting. The offices and the reception area are organized around a courtyard. The meeting room, the kitchen and the managers’ offices also have access to other courtyards.

There’s a total of 4 courtyards. The whole project was completed using 20ft and 40ft containers. The containers have been positioned in such a way that they form a complete rectangle with 4 courtyards on the inside. The ends of the containers have been replaced with full height glazing.

The ceiling is insulated and it has a membrane roof. The ends of the containers have also been reused to create insulated panels. The interior design is simple and modern with industrial flair. The building is situated in an industrial area so the design fits it perfectly. The internal gardens and courtyards create a peaceful environment sheltered by the closed design. It was very smart to design the building like that.{images by Ben Hosking and found on archdaily}.

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