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House of the Week: Stacked Shipping Container Apartment

By Dwell @dwell
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration. Prefab housing unit in Mexico made of shipping containers and concrete

La Aduana is an eight-unit apartment building in León, Mexico, made from 36 shipping containers.

 

Image courtesy of Jaime Sicila.

Our house of the week is this amazing apartment building in León, Mexico made from 36 stacked shipping containers. The building houses eight modern units. Architect Mario Plasencia repainted each container in its original hue, creating a prismatic exterior.

Prefab housing unit in Mexico made of shipping containers and concrete

 The exposed wooden stairwell creates a warm contrast with the concrete and metal used elsewhere. 

 

Image courtesy of Jaime Sicila.

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