This is one of a few designs that I'm currently working on. It's my favourite.
Looking at it from side view, the large 40' container that sticks out at the front is at ground level. The top rear section of the container is underground, but only a little. There will be an open glass top on that section, allowing light to come in. It will be built partially into a hill.
It currently consists of 14x 40' containers, and 11x 20' containers. Now I know what you're thinking. What in the heck are those grey ares? Right? Well the white areas represent actual containers, where the grey areas are made up of sheet steel. This will make it cheaper, and slightly more open to change as the grey areas can be increased or decreased in area.
It'll be held up underground by concrete and steel studs. Only the lower two floors will go in first as solid containers. This will keep them strong during transport. They could also be used to transport the building equipment and materials. After they are placed, the necessary cuts will be made to remove. Then the support beams and other steel sheets will go in to close it off.
Supports and buttresses will be used to strengthen the containers. Another set of studs will be attached to the tops of these containers for the new ones to sit on. The same process will happen for the top containers as for the bottom. The entire thing will be encased in concrete for rust protection and support. There will be electrical channels and visually pleasing shapes moulded into the concrete work for convenience later.
This is by no means the only version I have. It still needs more work (like finishing the stairs), but I figure that this is a good place to start.
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