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These models show a variety of programs that we want to accomplish in our teams design:

  • Hinging sections open up the otherwise tight space of the shipping container to allow in a lot of sunlight and to give adequate ventilation. It opens the containers up to the view of surrounding gardens and fellow containers that are in the same community.
  • Angled sections of the roof are the surfaces that will collect rainwater, which will then run down the sides of the container and be collected in multiple “pools”. Coming from the pools are “Swales” or lower areas of land dug in order to disperse water throughout the gardens.
  • Transitioning from interior to exterior spaces
  • Creating a network of containers that all work together to grow food and gardens for their community. How can their living spaces help them in accomplishing this?