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Container House

Photo: Courtesy of LiD Architecture

Container House

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Presented in partnership with Airbnb
Presented in partnership with Airbnb

Exploring the potential to create a low-cost, contextual family house, this project uses eleven standard length shipping containers (seven in phase one, four in phase two) stacked on three levels. The modular-construction properties of containers were utilised to achieve both a short construction period and a phased construction of this family home. The house fits snugly into a constricted urban infill site with surroundings, typical of Ringsend, that are eclectic, robust, and maritime in character. The Dublin Planning and Property Development Department was receptive to the appropriateness of the project to this gritty dockland atmosphere and to the development of a new typology for Dublin to enrich the diversity of its urban fabric. This house has implications for current policies encouraging long-term and family-oriented dwelling in the city centre.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: LiD Architecture
Building Date: 2017
Location: 23 Fitzwilliam Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

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