My Home, by German architectural firm Containerwerk, is a range of temporary hotel accommodation constructed from recycled ocean freight containers for an energy-efficient, affordable, and small-scale escape for the modern traveler.
Modern design has many faces. From smart micro-technology to minimalist DIY architecture, the design of tomorrow is evolving. Shipping containers also seem to be looking to the future. Championing a new load of contemporary hotel concepts and travel solutions, reused shipping containers have become the hull for travelers around the world.
My Home, a solution-based hotel solution, was designed by German architectural firm Containerwerk to provide a range of temporary accommodation for the modern traveler. Comprised of a line of 21 hotel modules in the form of reused sea freight containers, My Home has been specially designed to provide company employees with hotel accommodations that don’t skimp on high design elements or maximum comfort. .
Affordability and design cues that feel upscale are some of the main criteria today when it comes to hotels. In addition to this, the architects of Containerwerk note: “Customer expectations in terms of design and comfort are increasing, and at the same time, sustainable hotel concepts are in demand.
Enter My Home – Completed in February 2020, the energy efficient modules that make up the range of reused shipping containers measure 26m² and are kept warm during the colder months by a patented, high performance insulation method. Built to comfortably accommodate four people, each module contains enough room for a fully equipped kitchenette, private terrace, separate entrance, light-flooded dining area, and workspace.
Lined with solar panels and reinforced with locally sourced wood building materials, each module that makes up My Home is built on a commitment to sustainability and practicality.
The extra luxuries that come with most hotels, such as daily room cleaning and fresh bed linen, aren’t forgotten with My Home, either. The developer of Containerwerk suggests: “It is important to me that every guest feels at home. The apartments offer a factor of well-being, privacy and yet maximum flexibility.
In order to start and end the My Home project from a sustainable standpoint, shipping containers require little or no excavation during the construction process.
For their versatile geometric shape, each reused shipping container becomes a stackable module that doubles the interior living space when assembled.
An alternative anchoring process that involves welding allows each module to position itself on the ground with little modification to the original state of the ground.