Shipping containers were originally invented to carry cargo across oceans. A few years back, some resourceful person came up with the idea of using them as makeshift shelters. Cargo shipping containers make great housing because they are strong, durable, waterproof, resistant to mold, fire, and termites, as well as being affordable, easy to assemble, stackable, and readily available. They're in abundant supply and many are ready for recycling; housing is the ideal solution.
This course gives students an overview of the creative process involved in designing a shipping container home using Autodesk® Revit®. Students put every crazy idea that comes to them on paper, choose the best ones, and design prototypes until one design stands out over the others. Final designs should be functional, affordable, easy to assemble, and sustainable. Think outside and inside the box!