Infiniski is a company defined by sustainable architectural methods and materials. Its aim revolves around usage of recycled materials and renewable energy, adopting eco-friendly construction process, thus opening doors to innovative modular designs but being cost effective at the same time. So it is no surprise that this two story Manifesto house designed by James and Mau Architecture has been built with 3 recycled maritime containers with 85% of its exterior and interior employing recycled and eco-friendly elements.
The lower level makes use of the two separate parts of a single container with a space between them, specifically arranged in this manner to provide the needs of a bio-climatic architecture. The space in between the divided containers is lined with thermo-glass panels allowing natural ventilation, natural light and great landscape views. The rest of the two containers is supported on the aforementioned lower level structure.
As you can see the exterior covering is significantly different because it incorporates two types of covering. One is the wooden panels [from sustainable forest] and the other is the recycled mobile pallets. These mobile pallets function in a unique way during different seasons, to manipulate solar heating of the containers. In winter they open to allow heating of the container surface while in summer they close to obstruct the heat. The house also features modular construction method which not only allows it to be built faster and cheaper, but permits scope for further expansion or modulations as well.
The use of alternate energy systems by Infiniski Manifesto provides 70% of its needs.
[source : contemporist.com]