Greetings from Canada! 🙂
The City of Toronto sold this 12′ wide lot, adjacent to a laneway, to the Owner. The Toronto Container House that is currently circulating on Instagram was a collaborative project.
Led by the Owner (not currently disclosed), structural engineering by Wonder Inc., containers supplied and modified by Storstac Inc. , and windows and Doors by Glasshaus Living. Containers used are typical 8′ width by a longer 53′ depth, which are not a common container depth.
The house will be finished with a full basement and master bedroom on the top floor with a steel framed balcony, sandwiched in the middle with a full kitchen, living room and bathrooms. There’s even space for parking out front!
This home is designed for the full range of Canadian climates and is perfectly located central to multiple Toronto arts and foodie communities. The project should be complete and occupied by this winter of 2018. Make sure to look for progress pictures under the hashtag #torontocontainerhouse!
One of the things we love about this Toronto container house is how clean and crisp it looks. The way the lines intersect on the top section is so aesthetically pleasing and clean-cut. It fits right in with the surrounding architecture.
The black paint and integrated porch railing is a perfect addition to this container house. It flows seamlessly from the vaulted style of the top layer and adds an element of urban contemporary to this thoroughly modern home.
The three sections of this shipping container home create a space that is absolutely breathtaking from the outside. By perfectly balancing the boxy elements of the containers with a sharp roofline, the designers were able to give it a beautiful look reminiscent of a traditional home.
One of the things we love about any container house is the use of windows. Since shipping containers can feel fairly closed in and narrow, window placement is a key ingredient to a perfect container home. This home in Toronto has a myriad of windows that keep the exterior looking inviting and the interior lit up with natural light.
Nowhere is that more evident than in the gigantic picture windows that adorn the sides of this container house. These windows are a crucial element and give the entire home that contemporary, almost futuristic look that is so popular with the tiny house and alternative housing movement. By installing these large windows, the designers have created a home that has an open feeling and is breathable instead of claustrophobic.
Seeing how well this container home fits in with the surrounding area really puts it into perspective. The black paint and flat profile allows it to blend in with the rest of the buildings in the area. However, it still has a beautiful, unique look that is a wonderful addition to this neighborhood.
We can’t wait to see what the interior of this container home will look like once it is all done. There is so much potential here with the triple stack of containers and the built in outdoor area. This is a wonderful example of a designer using what they have at their disposal to create something that is both functional and au courant!
We supply full container spaces, using single element 10′ and 20′ units. When multi-units are required, the the team at Wonder Inc works through the engineering details required and we supply the glazing. For more information on our projects, look up #glasshauscontainer on Instagram and let us know if you want more information on what you see!
So what do you think? Would you stay here? 🙂
Information Source: Glasshaus Living