Thailand is known for breathtaking palaces, enormous malls, glimmering beaches, and sumptuous cuisine. The tropical country also has friendly locals ready to give tourists their bigGES smiles. It’s not exactly popular for modern architecture, but there are plenty of excellent Thai architects and designers out there.
Architect Tung Jai Ork Baab used shipping containers to make this home in Thailand. Officially called the Container Cabin, the container house is under the OOST Campville project. The idea is for the cabin to be a home away from the city. Located in Nakhon Nayok, a small province in northeast Bangkok, the Container Cabin is meant to be rented for a staycation.
Designer: Tung Jai Ork Baab
The Container Cabin is situated within a former paddy field and has access to playgrounds and orchards. This holiday home shows an A-frame roof that shelters the living spaces that may be affected by high heat transfer. It also comes with steel plate louvres that allow wind flow and protect the house from sunlight and rain.
The main spaces are shipping containers that are already prefabricated. They can be easily assembled and delivered to most sites. There is the issue of flooding, but the architect’s solution was to create a small reservoir to act as a raised area for the cabin. There is a concrete base that is actually divided into two. At the center is a communal space where you can chill and hang out.
The design connects both the indoor and outdoor spaces. This cabin can be the perfect outdoor getaway destination for those who just want to relax and chill with nature. The living spaces are enough to make you have a grand time with family and friends.
Tung Jai Ork Baab’s holiday home features two stacked containers on one side where the bedrooms and living spaces are. On the other side, there is another bedroom that overlooks a pool that is surrounded by a deck. There are terraces and balconies around for more space for relaxation or nature-viewing. The walls are sliding doors and full-height windows.
The shipping container home’s interior is white for a clean and simple look. Old container doors have been transformed into shutters for additional privacy and shade. The outside of the containers is uncovered but painted gray, same with the A-frame roof structure.
The Container Cabin is just one of the many container homes we found interesting. We remember the Mansfield Container House and the Estúdio Lapinha in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. There’s also the MUA getaway cabin and the rest of architectural designs made of shipping containers that exhibit excellent waste repurposing and sustainable living. Expect more related designs of shipping container homes will be available.