Stacked Shipping Container Apartment

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By Allie Weiss / Published by Dwell
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

Our house of the week is this amazing apartment building in León, Mexico made from 36 stacked shipping containers. The building houses eight modern units. Architect Mario Plasencia repainted each container in its original hue, creating a prismatic exterior.

Stacked Shipping Container Apartment - Photo 1 of 2 - The exposed wooden stairwell creates a warm contrast with the concrete and metal used elsewhere.

The exposed wooden stairwell creates a warm contrast with the concrete and metal used elsewhere.


Stacked Shipping Container Apartment - Photo 2 of 2 - La Aduana is an eight-unit apartment building in León, Mexico, made from 36 shipping containers.

La Aduana is an eight-unit apartment building in León, Mexico, made from 36 shipping containers.