Shipping Container Housing – Building Section
This continues my previous post on shipping container housing in Chad. Please take a look at these previous blog postings for an explanation of the design choices involved in creating housing from metal shipping containers in a hot climate .
The section drawing below shows a cross section thru the proposed shipping container housing. As described in the previous posts, the structure consists of two pairs of shipping containers stacked side by side with a stairwell core in between. These containers are lifted into place over a concrete foundation / “daylight basement” structure and a metal roof framing system is installed over the roof to prevent heat buildup from direct sunlight
hitting the structures.
This section also shows how much of the lower sleeping areas is recessed into the ground in order to take advantage of the cooler soil temperatures several feet below the surface. This section also shows the protective shading devices over the windows, as well as the area above the containers which would be vented naturally by a “chimney effect” by the heated area being vented out the sides of the openings just below the upper roof.
Double-click on the drawing for an enlarged view.