FLEXCON: shipping container based residences for refugees
SOS Aufbau Wohnen Ideen für ein neues soziales
National Competition: 1993
Project Scope: competition design
Project Size: 73 units
Project Type: Residential
Christoph Kapeller: design architect
Flexcon uses series of shipping containers in combination with locally built infrastructure to provide livable private residences for variable size families of war refugees. The courtyard typology provides identification, shelter and private outdoor space, while the use of pre-fabricated container units in combination with locally installed building elements and infrastructure ensures fast construction, economic viability and reusability of the family units.