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Container spaces have been the principal focus of our work since 2014. The versatility of the used shipping container coupled with its structural strength provides an ideal framework for executing strong and secure housing and accommodation spaces. Such spaces can range from the affordable to the luxurious. The inherent mobility of these structures also makes them amenable to be deployed at otherwise inaccessible areas in a short period of time. Our special modular construction allows the home to be dismantled easily for transportation and can just as easily be re-installed at a new location.

This type of construction requires minimum intervention into the ground. Also, the modular construction makes it easy for the user to add more sections to increase the space later if so desired. For the services like electricity, water and sewage either the house can be connected to the main grid or one can even opt for off-grid solutions. The studio has been experimenting with various techniques involving the use of alternative insulating solutions, paints and eco-friendly ways to enhance the container space living experience.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

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FARMHOUSE

Number of containers: 2 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft + deck (regular construction) 

Location: Talegaon, Pune

Installed in: June 2021

Two containers are joint to form a squarish space of 20x16 feet. The space is semi furnished with a modular kitchen, and is designed for other loose furniture items. It is furnished with all electronics and other required amenities. Flooring is done with kota stone tiles. An external roof is added with local clay roof tiles which is a unique feature that also gives the roof some additional storage space for utilities as well as adds a layer of insulation. A deck was added with regular construction material on site after containers were installed. This space is designed to have a fusion look of traditional and industrial characters.

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FARMHOUSE

Client: Two Equals

Number of containers: 3 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 480 sqft + deck   

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Installed in: April 2021

 

For this 1BHK home, two containers are joint to make a spacious 20’ x 16’ space housing a furnished kitchen and a living area with a small corner dedicated to be a Puja room. The 3rd container is modified to be a bedroom and a washroom area. The flooring material is chosen to be Kota stone.

The home also has a deck in the front of size 16’ x 8’. The interesting feature of this space is an extended roof with skylight. This structure is designed to be collapsible due to transport restrictions.

This movable home is made for our clients Raman & Nishant based in Dehradun who run their Design firm ‘Two Equals’.

Total area of the home is 480 sq ft with an additional open deck of 128 sq ft

3x20' Container Home

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View - Living area & Bedroom

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THE BLUE HOUSE

Number of containers: 3 nos of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 576 sqft/ terrace 192 sqft

Location: Pune

This is our home project to showcase optimum use of 20’ shipping containers including an option of stacking them up to convert into a 2BHK home. Being our own project, we have experimented with a variety of scrap, right from insulation to furniture and furnishings. The containers can be dismantled and joint again at a new site.

This home has been moved four times before its final location at the moment, with various possibilities of expansion. 

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FARMHOUSE

Number of containers: 3 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 480 sqft + Terrace  

Location: Bhor

Installed in: January 2019

A single 20’ container on the bottom has a WC, bedroom and kitchen area while on the top 2 containers are joint to create a washroom, and a big living area. The space also has a terrace on top. A spiral staircase from the outside is also added. The interesting feature of this space is the cantilever of the 20’ x 16’ space on top with a balcony formed by the roof of the bottom container

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FARMHOUSE/ MULTIPURPOSE SPACE

Number of containers: 2 no. of 20’ x 8’, 1 no. 10’ x 8’

Floor Area: 400 sqft + Terrace  

Location: Bhor

Installed in: January 2019

A single 20’ container on the bottom has a WC, bedroom and kitchen area while on the top 1.5 containers are joint to create a washroom, living and bedroom. The space also has a terrace on top as well as a covered balcony on the top floor. A spiral staircase from the outside is also added. The interesting feature of this space is the cantilever at a degree.

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DOMINOS OUTLET

Number of containers: 2 nos of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft

Location: Mandwa Jetty

 

This is one of our first projects where the requirement was to work on site since the containers were a part of an existing mall at Mandwa Jetty. The work involved specialised plumbing, electrical requirements, fixing of of all the professional kitchen equipment and other items with prescribed safety standards. We also accommodated an openable canopy for the front view and this project was executed in a record 6 weeks.

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MULTIPURPOSE OFFICE SPACE

 

 

Number of containers: 2 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft

Location: Pune

Installed in: December 2018

The scope was to design and execute a versatile space for office/ ticketing with a full washroom area while at KISAN and then a room for staying for the rest of the year. The space needed good ventilation and bigger openings along with security doors. Provision of overhead tank inside the washroom, and a bigger tank on the roof has also been made. The client has already moved and used the space multiple times for various purposes utilising fully the ‘movability’ of our spaces.

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CLASSROOMS

 

Number of containers: 1 no. of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft

Location: Thane

Installed in: November 2018

 

Signal school is an innovative concept initiated by Samarth Bharat Vyaspith along with Thane Municipal Corporation, to provide education to underprivileged children residing at traffic signals. The container was kept under the flyover at Teen haathnaka and we had to get it to our workshop to work on it. Later we also had to install it back on location. Two classrooms were made with a flexible partition to create a bigger space when needed. We also worked on an interactive design on the container wall, a game of snakes and ladders; with magnetic counters and a dice to play on the vertical surface.

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FARMHOUSE

 

Number of containers: 2 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft

Location: Bhor

Installed in:  2018

 

Landscape Architects by profession, this design was made by the client themselves using 2 containers joint in the middle and cantilevered 8’ at both ends. A washroom unit was placed at the bottom which is an open area for them to work outdoor. The main unit has a living, bedroom, kitchen and washroom area to which the client later added a deck and roof

Animal train as play-school activity area

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Animal train with platform

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Washroom

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DAY CARE CENTRE

 

Number of containers: 2 nos of 40’ x 8’, 1 no. of 8’ x 8’

Floor Area: 40 sqft/ washroom 16 sqft

Location: Hinjewadi, Pune

Installed in: November 2017

 

As an extension to their daycare center, Priti and Jay Rao decided to make an ‘Animal Train’ using shipping containers. The project has two 40’ containers and an 8’ toilet block placed in a line with non-functional connectors. They have also made a small station to give it a train feel. The interior has segments to incorporate doll room, science, and other fun areas. The artwork on the outside is done by Abha Bhagwat.

40'x8' farmhouse at Kambre

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Living area

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Living area

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Kitchen

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FARMHOUSE

 

Number of containers: 1 no. of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area:320 sqft

Location: Kambre Village, off Pune-Banglore Highway

Installed in: September 2017

 

 

Shabana and her family own a plot of land where they have wanted to do organic farming and other experiments for a sustainable living. We have incorporated old windows and doors, and the furniture is also old. The design incorporated using these items and the interior has been made accordingly.

Ready to travel

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Display of all machines in working condition

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ladder installed for climbing at tour

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Packed up for travel

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MACHINE DISPLAY UNIT

Number of containers: 1 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 160 sqft

Location: Pune, container will be traveling for exhibiting

Installed in: March 2017

Sesotec is a leading manufacturer of inspection, separation and sorting systems. To showcase their machinery throughout the country, Sesotec needed a container space that could house their machines and be made operational at various sites on display. Taking into account these needs, we have provided an illuminated space with air conditioning, pneumatic piping and designed to suit their electrical needs. There is provision to strap the machines in places during transit. The container has also been designed from the outside with graphics as per their requirement.

Driver's Waiting area

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Food counter

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Resting Space

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DRIVER WAITING AREA AND TOILET BLOCK

Number of containers: 4 nos of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area: 640 sqft each for waiting area and toilet

Location: Wai

Installed in: Nov 2016

Mapro factory has a heavy load of logistics and their requirement was to provide a clean and neat area for their truck drivers who can freshen up, have food and rest in their premises. We joint two 40’ containers in a ‘T’ formation to create a serving and eating area, resting area that has bunk beds, and washroom and shower area.

Another requirement was to make a toilet block for their visitors with distinct partitions for men/women/handicap/washbasin section. To achieve this, we joint 2 nos 40’ containers.

Installed at Uchat Village near Wada, Dist - Palghar, Maharashtra

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Painting on all four side

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Library room

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Children's book display

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Looking towards office space, service area and another classroom from Library

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ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR NGO

Number of containers: 2 nos of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area: 640 sqft

Location: Uchat village, near Wada

Installed in: July 2016

QUEST is a research-action NGO concentrating on enhancing quality of education and their work takes them to remote areas of operation. In this container project, their requirement was to create 2 classrooms along with a small office and washroom/ pantry area for their staff. Most importantly, their requirement was that of a temporary yet sturdy structure that could be moved to another location when needed. They chose to go ahead with a joint configuration of 2 nos 40’ containers. The activity centre was painted by artist Abha Bhagwat from the outside to make it an attractive place for the kids.

Emmanuel School Installed two Classrooms made in two 40'x8'x9.5' Used Shipping Containers

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Skill development classroom installed Near Nagpur in Naari village

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Another view of the classroom

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR NGO

Number of containers: 2 nos of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area: 640 sqft

Location: Nari village near Nagpur

Installed in: June 2016

Founded in 2005, the school catered to the children of the slums of Naari, Nagpur and the surrounding areas. After 10 years in the slums, the school shifted to the village of Gumthi, just outside the city. It was their aim to build an eco-friendly school that in itself would educate the children and parents about the need to save the environment. Working with this philosophy, in July 2016, we installed 2 shipping containers that have been converted into 2 classrooms of size 20’ x 16’ each. They plan to increase more containers classrooms in future as they grow.

40' Shipping container studio apartment

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View from the kitchen door

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Living area with sofa cum bed

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Living area

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Kitchen and dinning area

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Bedroom with wardrobe and study

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STUDIO APARTMENT

Number of containers: 1 no. of 40’ x 8’

Floor Area: 320 sqft

Location: Pune

Installed in: April 2014

This was our first project to reuse an old shipping container, and we were to design and execute a studio apartment in a single 40’ container. The area was divided into 4 sections - a kitchen cum dining, living, washroom and a bedroom. The entire space including all furniture and furnishings was done by us and installed at site. The container was also cladded later from outside using pinewood.

Office Container

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Meeting Room

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CONTAINER OFFICE

 

Number of containers: 1 no. of 20’ x 8’

Floor Area: 160 sqft

Location: Pune

Installed in: Januray 2015

When we first began our workshop in a small open plot, we needed an office space of our own to work. This project is our first office and has been already shifted thrice as we moved on with our locations. This space has seen a maximum of our reuse experiments as we keep changing a lot of things to check their functionality or use such as various insulation. Currently it is a part of our own container house project and is stacked on the top to fulfill the design requirement.