Affordable Dallas Housing Project to be Built Using Shipping Containers

Merriman Anderson/Architects has designed an apartment complex made out of shipping containers in southeast Dallas.

According to a report by The Dallas Morning News, the firm has designed some of Dallas’ largest historic building restorations as well as new buildings in downtown’s East Quarter development and the suburbs.

Merriman Anderson/Architects worked with local firm CitySquare Housing to design the Lomax Container Housing Project on South Malcolm X Boulevard, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Construction on the 19, one-bedroom housing units made of repurposed 300-square-foot shipping containers is set to start early this year.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the compact, affordable rental units have a living area located in front of a kitchen, a bathroom, and a single bedroom.

The apartment units will be rented starting at about $906 a month including utilities and are restricted to residents earning 60% or less of the area median income, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Merriman Anderson and CitySquare Housing plan to use [ … ]

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paper cut
28 days ago

I don’t know, I still think it is a cool idea. At least they are using modern materials (like steel) instead of wood. Much stronger and more long lasting … plus they are already crafted. Get into the 21st century and be more sustainable!

dialed in
28 days ago

Plus, shipping containers are not really that livable. You have to spend a ton of money to make it habitable.

Notice that this a just a rendering idea … they don’t really know how to make it work realistically.

time lapse
28 days ago

Not only has it become a tired design idea, but it is not even relevant/affordable now after covid. Shipping containers are no longer a dime a dozen like they were in the past. They are now valuable because there is a shortage!

https://schiffgold.com/guest-commentaries/what-is-the-shipping-container-shortage-telling-us-about-the-economy/

carnival
28 days ago

Is it just me, or is everyone getting tired of the shipping container idea. Think of something new!

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