Whether in snow-capped mountains, deserts, cliffs, seaside, or wilderness, cleverly designed and transformed container buildings can turn natural places into our steadfast homes. Under the shelter of container houses and nature, urbanites can achieve a temporary escape, return to nature, and experience the joy of "living elsewhere".
Let's take a look at the camping places defined by containers in this issue!
Rio Perdido Hotels
The Rio Perdido Hotel in Costa Rica has 20 rooms, effectively addressing the housing shortage for the region's spa area.
Surrounded by trees and rocks, the hotel can see the independent volcano and the cloudless sky at the foot of the volcano. The combination of jungle and luxury hotel is the design concept of Rio Perdido, which is in harmony with the surrounding environment while maintaining the advanced nature. coexist.
Trees define the horizontal space, and the entire project is built on the basis of retaining the existing tree environment, forming a vertical view.
Three rows of rambling bungalows are suspended above the sloping terrain according to natural contour lines, this placement creates a 360-degree view, allowing each occupant to have an exclusive view.
Because the hotel is located in the suburbs, the transportation and logistics are inconvenient, which brings certain difficulties to the construction of the building. The bungalows are very simple and built with prefabricated components. The unit modules are all constructed in San Jose in advance, and the concrete and steel are processed in advance. Yes, on-site assembly only.
The colors added to the building walls, each area is uniquely decorated and looks very resort-like.
The transformation from the rough outdoors to the delicate indoors utilizes a series of white and other pale colors. The interior of the hotel is very delicate. The overall architecture conveys the tranquil atmosphere of the forest, allowing people to hear the chirping of small animals in the forest at close range. .
The architectural expression adopts local colors, materials, decoration, lighting and connection with nature, which not only has the atmosphere of tropical rain forest but also meets the customers' imagination of the resort.
Platinum Container Camping Project
The project is located in the suburbs of Shanghai. It is a two-story structure composed of a 20FT and a 40FT container, which is tailored by Boshi Technology according to customer needs. The construction area of the entire project is about 100 square meters (including the terrace area), making full use of the space and separating the functions.
The left box is mainly responsible for the functions of guest check-in, check-in, and borrowing and returning equipment. At the same time, there is also a product display and sales area and a coffee drink bar, which provides guests with some supplies of outdoor supplies and accessories, as well as services such as coffee drinks and light meals.
It is designed with large floor-to-ceiling glass doors and folds up to fully open the windows, so that customers can easily take drinks and take a short rest.
The right box mainly provides toilet facilities to meet the basic needs of guests. There are also modern minimalist style sinks and vanity mirrors outside.
The terrace leisure area is divided into three areas by the storage box, which can be reached through the storage box respectively. The storage box is used for partial storage (storage of tents and other equipment), and at the same time, it is used as a corridor to connect the three leisure areas.
The terrace adopts WPC outdoor floor, which is clean and has good water absorption. The dark wood color is matched with the outdoor tables and chairs of the same color, which is integrated with nature.
The exterior wall is made of container board + spray paint. All walls are insulated to meet living requirements to ensure a comfortable indoor temperature. All the facilities and interior decoration of the three boxes are completed in the prefabricated factory of Boshi Construction.
Infiniski Menta House
Infiniski Menta House is located in the countryside of Tarragona, Spain. This project is a weekend house, designed in the form of a one-storey cuboid, containing a central living space, an open kitchen, two rooms and a bathroom. It is convenient and efficient to use. , and be able to make full use of the surrounding natural environment.
The project uses a total of four prefabricated containers, which are designed as a "living box". This box can be quickly and easily "opened" - "closed" - "started" - "heated" - "cooled", allowing indoor and outdoor The conversion is as smooth as possible.
The façade system uses the Corten steel plate system to create a different effect from the surrounding environment to catch the eye. The hole shape of the corten steel plate is mint leaves, the sunlight penetrates in during the day, and the light diffuses out at night, a bit like a "light box".
Blinds, fully integrated into the façade system, play an important role in both aesthetic and energy efficient use.
The building form and location depend on the energy needs: natural ventilation, passive solar energy utilization, smart façade systems, natural curtains, etc. In line with the climatic biological design, the walls are composed of a wool-friendly insulation and fibreboard, reducing energy consumption by 60%.
Portugal Container Treehouse
The exclusive glamping accommodation is located in the dense forests of the northern coastal region of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, and consists of two converted shipping containers that have been refurbished to provide a truly peaceful getaway.
Located on the coast of northern Portugal, Viana do Castelo is known for its stunning beaches as well as the mountainous landscape inland. The container tree house is tucked away on a pristine hillside facing a large river that cuts through the forested landscape.
To minimise the environmental impact, the architects placed the structures on large metal supports.
Container accommodation guests can choose from two types of accommodation. The Bungalow T1 is the smallest shipping container and has a bedroom with a double bed, as well as a kitchenette, bathroom and a small living room.
The largest tree house also has a bedroom, but offers more sleeping options thanks to a pull-out sofa in the living room.
Both accommodations feature expansive suspended balconies with fully glazed façades offering stunning views of the natural landscape.
The camp also features an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as a designated BBQ area and children's playground. For active adventures, guests can explore the nearby villages on long walks or rent bicycles.
The ingenious design of using the container as a camping homestay has become an interesting connection between the city and the outdoors. What these designs have in common is that they all consider harmonious coexistence with the environment.
With the continuous upgrading of the consumer market, cultural tourism consumption and daily life are integrated with each other, reflecting the demand nature of "lifestyles in different places". Especially in the era of the epidemic, short-distance surroundings, closeness to nature, immersive experience, and exquisite scenes are becoming tourists. Important criteria for choosing travel, and the scenic camps composed of container homestays can just meet these requirements.