finished my latest repurposed chair today :D $5 chair from the Goodwill, transformed into a fabulous one of a kind Mansion chair just for me. Matthew made the embellishments for me. i designed the faux suede through Spoonflower just for this project. #transformationtuesday #hauntedmansion #mansion #diy #refurbished #reupholstered #grimgrinningghosts #repurposed #fabulous #chair


Cross-ventilation, green roof, and other features built into this shipping container house

In Costa Rica, architect Maria José Trejos integrated eight shipping containers into the design of a house that’s roughly 400 square meters in size.

Per designboom: “By reusing transport objects, costs were minimized and the completion time was shortened by 20%. the impact on the environment and generation of CO2 were also reduced … .”

Bamboo screens acting as sun shades; an angled, reflective roof; and cross-ventilation throughout the house help to lower electricity use. Windows bringing in natural light further reduce energy use, so use of lamps can be minimized during the day.

The building, which also features rainwater harvesting, serves as a work space for the owner, a professional photographer.

[Photos of “Casa Incubo” by Sergio Pucci. Spotted on designboom here.]

Earlier posts on cargotecture can be found in the Contained Tumblr archive here.