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The Bob Villa crew got involved in the Shipping Container craze in Redondo Beach, CA with local Architect Peter Demaria. This modern structure was built using more than 50% containers as a building material. The project, now more than 10 years old has stood the test of time and is an iconic structure in Southern California.
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Size: 3,500 SF
Completion Date: 2006
In DeMaria’s hybrid design for the Redondo Beach House, conventional stick-frame construction combines with eight re-purposed steel shipping containers to form the two-story home. The contemporary house sports four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a soaring 20-foot-high living room outfitted with glass-panel airplane hangar doors that fold out to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space.
American Family Housing took on an honorable task by using re-purposed shipping containers to solve a much-needed problem. The project, called Potter’s Lane, will admittedly serve only a tiny portion of the need for veteran housing, but it expects it to inspire many others.
Modifying shipping containers to house homeless people seems like a natural. The housing is very energy-efficient, very structurally strong, and a very beautiful multifamily development. It just so happens that the materials that will build that housing are shipping containers.
Other Popular Uses in Long Beach/LA; Storage, Homes, Art, Commercial, Warehousing, Industrial Complexes, Restaurants.
The port of Long Beach, the second busiest container port in the US, after the Port of Los Angeles which it adjoins. These “twin ports” occupy over 3,200 acres and act as a major gateway for US-Asian trade including everything from food and furniture to cars and heavy machinery. The seaport generates approximately $100 billion in trade and employs more than 316,000 people in Southern California.
Los Angeles and Orange County are two of the few areas in the Country that have adopted official programs for using Shipping Containers as a building material. And if that were the end of the story it would be good news, but not so fast!
While the counties have both been very proactive in following guidance from groups such as the Modular Build Institute and the International Code Council, the local building officials in charge of administering these build processes are not quite sure how to handle the various projects that seek approval. For those who are ambitious, dedicated, and have the financial wherewithal to get through the various rigors of the building and safety departments concerns, you have an excellent chance of succeeding. Probably not for the timid or first time home builder, however.
Los Angeles City
Container Acceptability Score: 6/10
Long Beach/Los Angeles scores a six on friendliness toward shipping containers. You will need to check with your local jurisdiction to determine if there are any local regulations that will impact your use of storage containers.
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