Container Home Project
By Stan Hall
On the first floor I wanted people to not have to move long distances because the space is so compact, so in order to do that I tried to make everything as close to its needed area as possible, meaning that the kitchen is right beside the dining room and bar, or that the stairs and entrances lead to the living room.
On my second floor, I tried to minimize it so I could be able to place as many solar panels and other sustainable features as possible with the extra surface area, so the rooms needed to be small, although the extra room was a great addition.
Home Location and Reflection
I would like for my home to be located in Brazil, preferably a forest area as well. With the home being made to live 'off the grid', the forests in Brazil would be perfect, giving good lighting if placed right, a source of water, and over all I feel that it would be the best place to take advantage of the homes sustainable features.
During this project I think the most enjoyable parts of this was being able to sit and brainstorm over what all creative things and features could be implemented into the houses. On the other hand, while designing I found that the most enjoyable part was challenging yourself to make the home as small as possible. Although for the most difficult parts; that would have to be trying to fit everything together in such a compact home.
Stan Hall, Principles of arch. and construct, 7th period