modular building design
Two Rows of stacked containers are interconnected with staircases and galleries on either side. This design is used for the Keetwonen project in Amsterdam which provides 1000 student housing units in 6 blocks with courtyards.
In this footprint the containers are placed in a square shape with the entrances facing each other. Staircases are placed at the corners. The student housing project (250 students) in Diemen is build in this square configuration.
A single row of units is stacked (up to 5 containers high). The staircase on the right is placed in such a way that it provides structural support. The labour hotel project in Diemen is build in a single row and provides room for 140 people in 50 containers.
It is also possible to combine traditional building methods (concrete columns) with container housing modules. This way you can provide open spaces on the ground floor and have a free choice in the design of the inner lay out. The Salvation Army project was built in this way.
Another example of a combined building is the design for a project where parking spaces have been created underneath the housing units.
Tempohousing can erect camps to provide dormitories for a large number of labourers. For these camps special dormitainer and ablution units are used.
The ideal configuration for a hotel when using Tempohousing prefab hotel units is a design which has 2 wings of hotel rooms and a central space which contains the general functions of the hotel such as the lobby, reception and a restaurant. The Yenagoa hotel in Nigeria was built in this way. This 4**** hotel contains 150 rooms in 168 units.
other designs - circular building
A circular building. In this way a garden or a central hall can be created.
other designs - adding cladding
By adding cladding you can create a housing block with a traditional look and feel.
other designs - prefab housing
Tempohousing prefab housing units can be used for creating bungalows and even a do-it-yourself package to build your own home.