Modular architecture using containers makes it possible to re-use shipping containers that are normally discarded after 8 years of use, thereby extending their useful lifespan for a further 90 years as a home.
Our modules are designed to be easily transportable and in compliance with the required dimension to ensure that these can be transported by road anywhere in Brazil. The setting-up of these units on-site is simple, quick and the module can be delivered ready to inhabit.
The plug & play electrical and hydraulic solutions developed by Karacol also significantly reduce the required prior infrastructure needed at the container implantation site, be this in an urban, rural or rented land location. The dimensioning of the project’s residential and commercial electrical installations allows for the use of solar energy to install an ‘on’ or ‘off-grid’ system.
Amongst available cladding material, whenever possible, we prefer to work with non-solvent paints, PET thermic isolation and re-cycled panels, as well as ecologically friendly finishes and reclaimed wood.
The portability and rigid structure of the containers means that the module can be adapted in accordance with the natural topography of a site and using very simple foundations, thereby reducing costs and the environmental impact that would otherwise be caused by having to level the ground and remove soil, as required bv conventional construction methods.
We design, test in our showrooms and now continually seek to incorporate solutions into our modules and new projects that make full use of natural resources. Ventilated sunscreen façades, shutters, natural zenital lighting, wind-energy exhaust systems, green or living walls and roofs, together with other features using efficient energy kits, are all optional choices offered in both our residential and commercial modules.
Karacol’s aims to provide a complete constructive process within an industrial unit, making it possible to develop an efficient system, involving minimal and sustainable residues, without causing the environmental impact and pollution normally created at a conventional building site. Residues produced within our factory environment conform to a rigorous waste disposal management plan.
Conventional construction work involves the movement of workers and the transport of all building material on-site during the whole construction period, which obviously generates additional costs as well as the need to establish a temporary support and storage infrastructure for the materials used. By delivering ready-to-inhabit modules, the usual physical and psychological strain of a building site, as well as delays caused by late deliveries and unfavourable climatic conditions, are all eliminated from the process, thereby increasing productivity and reducing on-site labour time.
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