Shipping Container Home

Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Engineering, STEAM, Sustainability
Level
Beginner
Software
Revit
Time
Multi-week
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...

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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 AutodeskĀ® RevitĀ®. 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!

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Getting started In this lesson, we'll download the software and resources you need.

  • 3D Files.zip 4.95 MB
  • Imperial Data Files.zip 58.14 MB
  • Metric Data Files.zip 47.71 MB
  • Visual Assets.zip 460.77 KB

Instructor guide CointainIt home - instructor guide

  • ContainIt_Instructor-guide.pdf 165.68 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 1: Software tutorials

  • 02 ContainIt_SoftwareTutorials.zip 49.09 MB

Lesson 2: Design thinking tutorials

  • Part 1.zip 86.09 MB
  • Part 2.zip 71.45 MB
  • Part 3.zip 64.07 MB
  • Part 4.zip 39.26 MB

Course assessment ContainIt home - Test Questions.pdf

  • ContainIt_Assessment.pdf 49.49 KB PREVIEW