JOINING UTILITY WITH SUSTAINABILITY
A house built out of containers that traveled around the world in ships? That's right, a new house that has traveled more than your whole family together.
Living like this demands an innovative approach towards architecture, construction, recycling, energy efficiency; and, of course, to your own lifestyle.
The sustainable and modular OCTObuilding constructions are developed according to the profile of each resident/client - with total respect for the comfort, ergonomics, energy efficiency and cost control.
Every detail counts, from the choice and rational use of materials, to the unique combination of engineering, architecture, design and sustainability - ensuring versatile solutions, with a fast implementation, and, why not say it, with a surprising design.
OCTOBUILDING IN DETAIL
OCTObuilding constructions are based on the reuse of maritime cargo containers in end of life, later subjected to several innovative transformations that favor sustainability and resource rationalization.
In this sense, the OCTObuilding projects involve several versatile modular combinations, Interior and exterior coatings, thermal and acoustic insulation, fire retardant, lighting system, home automation, wastewater capture, power energy production and sanitary water heating, among others.
The versatility of OCTObuilding allows you to build homes, offices, hotels, schools, shelters and industrial plants, among other specific spaces. All projects are "turnkey", and offer significant savings of time and investment, compared to traditional construction methods.
For all this reasons and for the next generations sake, choosing OCTObuilding means taking the right step, until tomorrow.
FROM CONTAINER TO DREAM SPACE IN 8 STEPS
1 - THE BUILDING SITE
OCTObuilding containers are adjustable to several kinds of soil, including sand or clay. The maximum recommended slope is 30%, since good access to the building site, soil stability and safety are granted. The best sites to build are the ones who allow future expansions and adaptations - so they can take full advantage of the modularity of OCTObuilding constructions.
2 - THE SPACE TYPE
The next step is to draw the space that best suits your needs. You can choose one of the several OCTObuilding solutions: HOME, BUSINESS, or INDUSTRY, previously developed by OCTObuilding; or CUSTOM, a taylor-made solution that includes the choice of all the details in architecture (project,finishings, coatings, insolation), efficient energetic solutions, home automation, and interior design/decoration. All designed from scratch.
3 - THE BUILDING PERMIT
All OCTObuilding solutions respect the current legislation. Once the implementation of an OCTObuildingdoes not require earth-moving, construction works or connection to public infrastructure, the licensing process is quite simple and fast. OCTObuilding provides all the attendance and all the documents needed for licensing.
4 - ORDERING THE CONTAINERS
OCTOBUILDING reuses shipping containers, after achieving its lifetime, to create your dream space. The purchase and transportation of the containers is done by OCTObuilding, and it is included in the final price.
5 – SANITIZING THE CONTAINERS
Shipping containers, throughout their useful life, had transport a wide variety of goods. So, OCTObuilding,before starting to reuse them, carries out cleaning and chemical disinfection actions - freeing them from any occasional dirt or toxic element from their past lives.
6 - THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION
At this step, in the OCTObuilding workshop, the structure and the surfaces of the containers are carefully adapted to the chosen solution. This takes place respecting the chosen typology and the design details - always under the close supervision of the technical team consisting of engineers and architects. From careful cuts, doorways and windows are born. High-elasticity and waterproofing treatment using membranes are applied, in order to prepare the building for the thermal amplitudes, and create a vapor barrier. It is also at this stage that infrastructures and power, hydraulic and sanitation networks are created, as well as coatings and furniture setting.
7 - THE FOUNDATIONS
Containers are transported from the OCTObuilding workshop to the implantation area, where they are placed and adjusted to previously prepared foundations. Depending on the size of the building, some metal or wood materials can be used (to reinforce the main structures, or to create decks or outdoor coverage extensions).When several containers are used, corners are fixed so that they have a perfect fit in the settlement bases, ensuring a robust and stable set. The process of positioning the containers is so fast that sometimes it happens in one single day.
8 - THE CONSTRUCTION ON SITE
In the final step, door and glazed openings are installed; coatings are applied, and the exterior and interior finishings are done. The toilets, interior walls, lighting, storage modules, and appliances are also installed. Concerning the infrastructure, energy, hydraulics and sanitation grids and piping are finalized; and, according to the chosen typology, photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal panels, collecting and treating water system, and wastewater treatment system are installed. After this, your dream space is ready for you.