The Container House by RSDA
Nestled amidst the serene foothills of the Aravalli hills, The Container House represents a revolutionary departure from conventional farmhouse architecture.
Embracing the ethos of sustainable living, this unique three-acre farmland property is a testament to mindful resource consumption ingeniously constructed using repurposed shipping containers.
The project comprises two standalone units, affectionately named Champa and Chameli paying homage to the family's cherished dogs. Chameli is a dual-container masterpiece formed by seamlessly joining two 40 x 8 feet containers lengthwise stands in harmonious contrast to Champa, an intricate composition of five 20 x 8 feet containers.
These units, strategically positioned on opposite ends of the plot, offer both solitude and connectivity to the residents – Chameli accommodating the client and his wife, and Champa providing a tranquil abode for the client's mother, reflecting the time-honoured tradition of multi-generational Indian family living.
Inside both units, a minimalist interior palette reigns supreme showcasing modularity, warmth and an inviting ambiance. Wooden accents take center stage, while tastefully selected furniture adds vibrant splashes of colour to an otherwise understated design language.
The Container House seamlessly melds industrial materials with the natural surroundings, creating a captivating spatial dialogue between the interior and the pristine outdoors. It stands as a remarkable architectural achievement not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in its commitment to sustainable living practices, ushering in a new era for farmhouse design.
Project: The Container House
Location: Aravalli Hills
Design House: RSDA
Principle Architect: Rakhee Bedi and Shobhit Kumar
Photography: Andre J Fanthome