A container is a fully standardised construction with ISO features, made of steel, with specific dimensions, properties and behaviour. It was made for the first time in 1957 by Malcolm McLean to facilitate transports. If any of you have ever played with Legos it means you can grasp the concept of using a minimum unit, a module, to create a bigger construction.

Something similar happens with the architectural composition using containers, which is based in the principles of prefabrication, and specifically proposes an innovative and elegant solution for all those looking for an alternative and conventional construction for tourism accommodation, a home or a pop-up store.

The company founder, Nastazia Spyropoulou, came up with Cocoon Modules as an idea in 2012, envisioning to make man’s primary need for housing as accessible as possible to a wide audience. The inclusion of the team in the egg – enter•grow•go business accelerator played a decisive role in this.

So Cocoon Modules Private Company was founded within egg in 2015, aiming to use modular design construction by reusing and modifying containers.
The use of containers as a main building material allows for quick constructions, which are in no way inferior to conventional ones, with maximum earthquake protection, maximum energy performance and autonomy. Its innovation lies in the grid system it has developed, which is used to extend the modules towards any direction depending on the needs of the user.

It is a construction which, depending on the location of the plot of land, may benefit from a more streamlined licensing process and fewer costs. Since it has limited space, the design and interior layout, which stem from the needs of the user, are carried out by the architects, to achieve the best possible ergonomic space.

Apart from the building interior, the exterior natural environment must also be showcased. So the final selection of materials is based in the microclimate of the area and the terrain of the land, so that the natural environment may embrace the construction, evolve with it and become one with the climate of the area.

Cocoon Modules worked with recognised companies in the area of construction for its pilot home unit. The construction was largely supported through sponsorship by Alumil, AVE, Bathroom+ & Grohe, Coco-Mat, e-green / ZinCo, Franke, Seagull, Siderometal, Sight Specific, Sika, Texal, Pantelis Kostakis Insulation Works & Manolis Ventouris Woodworks.

The pilot Cocoon Modules unit will be on display until December, in front of the Coco-Mat building at 165 Tatoiou Street, Kifisia, and it will be open for inspection weekdays 12:00-20:00 and Saturdays 12:00-17:00. 
Contact phone number +30698 2501728 and email info@cocoonmodules.com

Meet the company Cocoon Modules