Affordable Housing-Metal Container

Affordable Housing-Metal Container Complex-Exterior Elevations by Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.

Affordable housing is a necessity for all communities. At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design, we have designed an affordable housing complex using metal shipping containers. The affordable housing complex is designed for an acreage property in Renton, which is in Washington state. The proposed location is just 25 miles from the city core of Seattle and 15 miles from Bellevue, Washington.

With the large proposed property, further housing clusters can be added along with additional parking for the new future development. 

Site Plan

Floor Plans

The initial proposed design consists of 10 housing clusters, 30 units in total. Each housing cluster has three stackable units. Each cluster’s housing units are based upon reusable 8×20 High Cube Metal Containers.

An ADA-designed housing model has been developed for the ground level for each cluster. All three units in the housing cluster will have their own bathrooms. Additionally, each unit will have an electric hot plate, microwave, and under-the-cabinet refrigerator. The second-floor and third-floor units will also have balcony patio space. Either covered or uncovered.

Exterior Elevations

For the exterior elevations, we have kept the design simple and clean. The housing clusters will also easily be conducive to the Pacific Northwest weather environment. The painted steel exterior structure will make the housing clusters easy to maintain.

Each unit will also have heating and cooling utilizing high-efficiency mini-split ductless systems. Rooftop solar panels have been added for additional clean energy as well.

Contact us at Myles Nelson McKenzie Design. We would enjoy discussing the design development and construction plans for an affordable housing complex or an affordable house design with you.
You can click on this link to view additional metal container projects we have designed for our clients.

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