A New House For London

Carl Turner Architects, London, 2015


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  • Bedroom Container and Deck    
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  • Kitchen    
  • Veg Patch    
  • Cladding    
  • Adaptable Arrangements    
  • Suburban Model    
  • London Brownfield Sites    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • High Density Mixed Use Model    
  • SIP, Cladding and     

A collaborative container house project which challenges land-use thinking and illustrates how under-utilised brownfield sites in London can accommodate prefabricated and highly adaptable spaces.

This project challenges both the housing crisis in London and our notion of the space we need to live.

Carl Turner Architect's working together with Arup and The Building Centre, have explored designing an affordable, adaptable and responsive house out of shipping containers.

Maximizing space and including DC technologies, to bring greater simplicity and encourage energy saving systems. By creating a low voltage DC energy network within the container home, we are demonstrating a different approach to energy management within the domestic environment. This approach creates a more resilient energy infrastructure that will allow for increasing efficiencies.

A New House for London was located outside The Building Centre during the London Design Festival 2015. The containers homes consist of additional steel work and OSB modifications.


  • Begun: Sep 2015
  • Completed: Sep 2015
  • Floor area: 29m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £45,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2015
  • Procurement: Letter and exchange
  • Address: 26 Store street, London, WC1E 7BT, United Kingdom

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