A rendering of 1512 6th Street NW
In September 2014, architect Travis Price and builders Sean Joiner and Matthew Grace introduced DC to the world of residential developments made of shipping containers. Now, Price has another sea container residential project in the works for Shaw.
Price and developer Rob Carter will build a four-unit condo development at 1512 6th Street NW (map), UrbanTurf has learned.
The project consists of 12 shipping containers — six 40-foot long containers in the front, and six 20-foot long containers in the back. The containers sit on top of a concrete foundation. A portion of the exterior brick wall of the property at the address was retained, which frames a new stairway.
When complete in December 2017, each condo at the project will have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a dining room, as well as a front-facing balcony. The top-level unit will have a private roof deck.
“We’re pleased to have a number of new urban projects using high performance building skins repurposed with US sea container reserves,” Price told UrbanTurf. “Their modern elegance, water tightness, and superior structural assets are a substantive boost to environmentally sound construction.”
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/shipping_container_condos_coming_to_shaw/11537.
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