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Aug. 29, 2017

Shipping Container Cabin

Shipping Container Cabin

Shipping Container Cabin

Shipping Container Cabin


This Shipping Container Holiday Cabin located on an Special Forces army training base in Sri Lanka was built entirely from reclaimed materials. It is surrounded by jungle and sits on the shore of a beautiful lake with views to the mountains beyond.


The cabin was constructed in about a month without skilled construction labor under the architect’s instruction. The Architect considered all the natural and man made elements already available in the setting and advised the owner to find the reclaimed material to be used in the project. Materials used included timber strips from old bunkers and weapon boxes, and used railway sleepers. The overall intent of the designer was to create a relaxing and enjoyable space by using already available resources and the surrounding environment.


Principal Architect: Damith Prematikake

Associate: Anil Arumpura

Photography by Logan MacDougall Pope.

The total Project area: 700 SQFT

Client: Lieutenant Colonel Chandimal Peiris


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