It is not often that Irish design and innovation within the property industry is celebrated internationally, so I am especially proud to see that my pet project, Project RIPPLE , has been celebrated this week (more than 18 months after completion) on influential U.S. website Inhabitat.com
Inhabitat.com is devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
It is a testament to the pioneering spirit of the core team involved and generous support of each of our 65 suppliers and sponsors that this project was completed on time, and was handed over to St. Vincent de Paul in time for Christmas. As a group, we are especially proud to have provided one home to ease the homeless crisis in Ireland. Certainly, one is a small number but it is an important one. The project had a few important aims; as a team we wanted to prove that a fully-compliant shipping container could be achieved in Ireland, with a high quality design, insulation and finish, but more importantly, we wanted to show Government how much could be achieved with ZERO money in only three days. As a result of this initiative, modular homes were adopted, albeit at a much slower rate of delivery and a much higher cost base than we can understand.
If you are interested in exploring shipping container builds further, here is a comprehensive list of the core build team, all suppliers and all supporters/sponsors involved in Project RIPPLE: Link to build team
Please do let me know about your shipping container house build. Our building was just the start, yours is the RIPPLE effect we need…