Today’s project of choice for #BuiltFormFriday is the Container Home by Patrick Bradley Architects, as featured on the TV series, Grand Designs. The Container Home was designed by farmer and architect Patrick Bradley to create his own dream residence on his parents’ Northern Ireland farm. Using four shipping containers as a creative solution to a budgetary problem, some clever engineering and an unmissable respective for the homes agricultural surrounds, the Container Home has fast become an iconic structure in the divisive and quirky world of shipping container designs.
From the road, this home is quite unassuming, which makes the transition through to the sculptural rear elevation all the more impressive. A total of four shipping containers were used in the build, through joining two containers side by side for both the cantilevered first floor and the underlying ground level. Each of these floors achieves their own distinct identity through the utilisation of two different yet complimentary raw materials of black steel cladding and rust-red Corten steel.
Have you seen a more impressive shipping container build? Let us know we’d love to see it! #BuiltFormFriday
Architect: Patrick Bradley Architects
Photo: Aidan Monaghan Photography