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These old shipping containers have been used to create a luxury home

The structure in Jakarta has been constructed from reused containers.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN building homes from shipping containers for a little while now but it seems that this project has taken it up a gear.

The structure has been designed by architect Atelier Riri who is based in Jakarta in Indonesia.

Curbed is describing the structure as Riri’s entry into “the unofficial worldwide competition for best shipping container home”.

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In total the structure has 1,660 sq. ft. of floor space and is made up of four shipping containers, made up of a series of connecting features.

The house has a mesh roofing overhanging its exposed area, a feature that is meant to increase insulation in the property.

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The home also has one eye on being environmentally friendly, with wood and metal coming from reused supplies in some parts of the house and techniques used, such as polishing concrete, to reduce the need for further decoration.

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Read: The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend

Also: Stuck for space? One man has built a floating office in Dublin’s Silicon Docks

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