Keetwonen – recycled shipping containers as student housing

Posted: August 25, 2007 in creativity
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Finishing my roundup of this week’s Inhabitat picks, here is another interesting example for sustainable housing: using surplus shipping containers to convert them into student accommodation. Keetwonen is a student housing project in Amsterdam, made up of 1000 units that provides all the amenities a student could ever want. Each unit also has a private balcony and the housing complex includes a cafe, supermarket, office space, and even a sports area. Units are arranged in “blocks,” each block containing a service unit with centralized electricity, internet, and networking systems. Keetwonen has and integrated rooftop for efficient rainwater drainage while providing heat dispersal and insulation for the containers beneath. The complex was designed by TempoHousing and completed last year.

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