Affordable Architecture For the Future

Containers of Hope by Benjamin Garcia Architects

Located just 20 minutes outside the capital of San Jose, Costa Rica  you will find a beautiful residence built of repurposed shipping containers. Designed by  Benjamin Garcia Architects for a couple who where looking to build a residence that would comfortably house them while not breaking the bank. In the end the couple moved into  a 1076 square foot fully passive residence for a final cost of 40 thousand dollars.  With a final cost cheaper than most low income government housing the reused shipping container template should be given more credit. It could be utilized in developing countries to help solve issues of healthy living and promote alternative methods of conventional construction in countries controlled by strict building codes.

 

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