Structured out of two shipping containers and lightweight framing steel, the Northcliff House was built without disturbing the natural landscape and man-made features of the area.
Using shipping containers as a building material in addition to using it to transport materials is commended resource-efficiency
Although the project addresses the unique need of the homeowner, there is no sufficient evidence that it broadens the skills of those who were involved during the construction.
- The use of the shipping container as a kit-of-parts which is used both as a means of transporting materials and as a habitable object that is used as part of the construction is a novel approach to the construction sector.
- Innovative technical ability translated to the residential building typology.