Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga Design

Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga Design

Container homes are popping up worldwide.  Today we’ll explore homes in Chile, France and Canada.  I have one picture of each house to start and then plenty more below.

First we have the Caterpillar House (“Casa Oruga”) in the mountain outskirts of Santiago de Chile.  Sebastián Irarrázaval Delpiano designed the home out of 5-40’, 6-20’ and 1 40’ open-top containers as well as traditional building materials to create a home that features the containers as a means for

Drouin and Sanchez's Marseille France Container Home

Drouin and Sanchez's Marseille France Container Home

creating air circulation, sunlight and open and private spaces throughout the home.  You really need to click on this link to see a ton of pictures of this beautiful home.  It has a very clean, industrial look that takes advantage of the gorgeous views around it.  The pictures are copyrighted by Sergio Perrione.

Next up is a French home built right on the Mediterranean Sea.  French architects Claire Helene Drouin and Jean Marie Sanchez designed their home out of 15 containers and blogged about every step of the way.  If you can read French, there is plenty of information on every step from preparing the mountain-cliff location to placing the containers onsite.

Victoria, BC container home

Victoria, BC container home

And last but not least, Canadian residential designer Keith Dewey created his own home out of 8-20’ containers.  It has an open main floor and spacious bedrooms.  For more pictures, click here!

While browsing the pictures, if you want to see one larger, just click on it.

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Catepillar Home / Casa Oruga

Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga

Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga

Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga creates unique spaces

Sebastian Irararrazaval Casa Oruga creates unique spaces

Casa Oruga's living room

Casa Oruga's living room

Casa Oruga's open design

Casa Oruga's open design

Casa Oruga's children rooms have huge skylights

Casa Oruga's children rooms have huge skylights

Casa Oruga's as seen from above

Casa Oruga's as seen from above

French Seaside Home

Containers prepped and then set in place with a crane

Containers prepped and then set in place with a crane

Sections of the floor have been cut out before putting the containers in place

Sections of the floor have been cut out before putting the containers in place

Containers in place

Containers in place

Victoria, BC Container Home

Another view of the home

Another view of the home

An open floorplan

An open floorplan

Large master bedroom

Large master bedroom