Active houses based reused shipping containers
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The aim of this project is to reuse old shipping containers for inexpensive high quality, energy friendly buildings, based on the active house standards. Proof of concept will be a medical centre. More ...

Medical Practice Test House in Africa

Several countries in Africa are importing lost of products and lots of shipping containers are available in the harbours. Furthermore, with lots of local inexpensive ressources, it will be possible to construct active houses to low cost, providing new homes for lover end and middle class people.

Furthermore, the constuction of the container houses makes it easy to go to remote areas, where traditional builddings, made of concrete are difficult and costly to make. Therefore, the World Flex Homes are ideals for e.g. hospitals and schools in remote areas, which is the target for our first project in Africa.

We are looking for funding of in total 500.000 USD.

Background

40% of the world’s energy is used for heating and cooling of buildings.We spend 90% of our time in buildings, however up to 30% of the building mass does not provide a healthy indoor climate. Climate challenges are global, however building environments are local.

Existing technologies can make a difference already today. Basing new buildings on the active house principles and reusing old shipping containers allows us to achieve our goals.

Active House Vision

Buildings that give more than they take…

Active House is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their users without impacting negatively on the climate and the environment – thus moving us towards a cleaner, healthier and safer world.

World Flex Home

* The WFH concept is a patented modular buildingsystem, based on a designprinciple, using 40 feet high standard modules as structural system.

* The structure can be adapted to local challenges such as climatic or earthquake issues.

* The first prefabricated housing system, that meets the demands in the international environment-building-standard, Active House.

* The structure can be configured to meet many different purposes, multi storey, townhouses, clusterhouses or individual villas.

* Top class indoor climate, low energyconsumption and environmentally sound materials.

* Very short construction-period.

* Demountable for recycling or relocation.

* Online costumization-tools give clients the possibility to decide their own version of the house concerning layout, size, facade, interior etc. The configuration happens within a predefined framework that will ensure high architectural value and quality of materials.

* Cost competitive in comparison with other Active Houses.

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