Parvus House chief design officer, Sean Williams, was featured in this 83 Degrees story about container homes.
“It’s calculated pioneering,” says Williams of his efforts to build what would be among the first container homes in the Bay area. Williams has more than a decade of experience in the architectural industry and is an expert on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or green building principles. So, entering the arena of sustainable home construction seems like a natural fit for the renowned St. Petersburg designer.
“It’s upcycling found objects – shipping containers – into something that can be used for a good purpose,” he explains. Though in this case, Williams and his team didn’t simply find these old containers. Rather, they bought the 20- and 40-foot-long corrugated metal freight cartons from brokers who acquire the containers after they’ve reached the end of their useful life aboard cargo ships zigzagging the world’s oceans.
Read the entire story about shipping container houses here.