Shipping Container Prefab Home Pops Up in NYC’s West Village

With more than 70% of its materials recycled – one of the most outstanding features is that one of these modules runs at just a mere $100 per square foot!

By Diane Pham - Source: http://inhabitat.com
Photo © Diane Pham/Inhabitat

Photo © Diane Pham/Inhabitat

New York City is probably the last place anyone would expect to find a one-story, prefabricated, shipping container home, but lo-and-behold one of these little gems currently sits at the corner of Charles and Washington Street in the West Village. Designed by architects Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous, the 320 square foot MEKA Home (pronounced ‘make-ah’) is an incredible architectural gesture able to capture luxurious, modern living within an undemanding and unexpected construction. Certainly attractive, durable and sustainably built – with more than 70% of its materials recycled – one of the most outstanding features is that one of these modules runs at just a mere $100 per square foot!

Photo © Diane Pham/Inhabitat

Photo © Diane Pham/Inhabitat

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