Insta-House by Maziar Behrooz

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Apparently shipping containers are the new house, proven so by yet another such project, this time from Maziar Behrooz. Insta_House is a low-cost solution for space and resources, with a base price of just under $100K and a construct of four 8’x40’ shipping containers that form a two-story residence. Though the form is simple, the interiors are elegant and fitted with glazing at the building’s end and painted a sharp white on the inside. One particular example exhibits and artist’s studio such that the second floor is transformed into a mezzanine for studio space. An improvement upon other prefab options in terms of build time, Insta-House can be erected in less than one week.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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