Containerized Housing Units, Le Havre, France

Containerized Housing Units Le Havre France

Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2010.

Containers are increasingly used as an architectural design unit since they are prevalent in the modern landscape. The above housing units are entirely made of regular containers that have been stacked in a manner similar to a terminal. They are used as student housing units (100 apartments), which are adjacent to the port facilities. They thus represent a symbolic transition between the port and the regular urban landscape.