Xeros Effect Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach. The glass-enclosed master bedroom floats above the corrugated, oxidized steel exterior. Photo by Gregg Segal.
The Ecopod is a small and energy-efficient home design for on or off-grid living. Built from steel shipping containers, each Ecopod has a floor made from recycled car tires, walls insulated with a soy-based product and powered by an solar panel.
Adam Kalkin has transformed shipping containers into luxurious and irreverent adobes. Unlike other architects who maintain the industrial, raw feel of the interior of shipping containers, Kalkin mixes them with Victornia architecture and high end design.