The concept of this project was based on the sustainability and reuse of materials. The time-frame for elaboration and execution of this model of construction was infinitely smaller, cleaner, faster, dry and with 100% reuse.

Project Name: Container House
Architect Name: Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura

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The 60 square meter house was made from two 40 feet containers attached along side to side and has a  living, kitchen and laundry integrated, in addition to an ensuite with a comfortable bathroom.

The spaces were taken by shades of white that has a protagonist role in the function of expanding the space and composing the minimalist climate with impeccable finish so that the container itself and all its industrial and corrugated structure would be imperceptible to the eyes.

Container House By Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura - Sheet11The Japanese atmosphere of space rationalization and intelligent design is present in the concept evoked by Kenya Hara (creative director of MUJI) in his “design of emptiness” that was a great inspiration to the architect. Within this logic, pieces of the acclaimed designer Oki Sato of Studio Nendo are present.

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To coat the external facade for floors and brises-soleil the architect chose Cosentino’s ultra-compact Dekton surface. These materials, which reproduce the noble appearance of the marbles,has properties of high resistance to sun rays, scratches, stains, abrasion and were the architect’s choice in this project because they can coat the container internally and externally giving a unified finish with sophistication and in this way it is not possible to say that the house was made from containers.

The choice of the container was guided by the needs of the contemporary world: “I thought the concept of the house could work very well, for example, as a pavilion for guests on a plot of an existing house. A minimalist design that competes with no style, not even with nature.

Container House By Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura - Sheet16Marilia Pellegrini: Her professional experience began with the great brazilian architect Carlos Alexandre Dumond, Carico. Latter Marilia moved to the United States to work at Rene Gonzalez Architect’s office, renowned for its residential projects and contemporary lines buildings. Back in Brazil, she joined for many years the team at Studio Arthur Casas. With a contemporary look, as a result of her experience and constant research, Marilia develops, along with her team, architectural projects and commercial, residential interiors and also explores furniture design.


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