LIFE AFTER CARGO : Australia's Largest Cargotecture House is a Modern Masterpiece Built from 31 Shipping Containers
by Lucy Wang, 04/03/14
Todd Miller of ZieglerBuild built this beautiful modern home out of 31 stacked shipping containers.
Located just five miles outside Brisbane, Queensland, this three-story upcycled residence is the largest shipping container house of its kind in Australia.
This stunning and highly detailed house mixes clean lines and strategically glazed walls with the shipping containers’ corrugated metal facade to achieve an industrial chic effect.
Miller superbly combines textures to create a rich sense of depth in the house’s facade. In the front of the house, the corrugated steel of the shipping containers are juxtaposed against warm wood detailing, cool metal lines, and glazed openings.
Striking graffiti art covers the back of the house and adds a dynamic pop of color to the white containers. A saltwater pool and deck are situated around the corner from the graffiti-covered facade.
Inside, the skillful combination of textures is repeated and overlaps exposed corrugated metal lines with perforated metal stair railing, wood cladding, white tiling and metal.
Contemporary art is also used throughout the home to add a touch of street chic to the modern and minimalist house.
The abundant use of glazing maximizes natural light and views overlooking the adjacent Brisbane River and lush forested surroundings.
Via My Modern Met
Images via ZeilgerBuild