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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior
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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior

Living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert might not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but wait until you see this stunning creation by London-based designer James Whitaker.

The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a structure more akin to another world entirely. It was designed for an unnamed film producer who has a passion for nurturing creative projects, and as you can see, it doesn’t get much more creative this this!

“Earlier this year my client in LA had some friends visiting and, having a little time to spare, they all went on a road trip to visit the client’s plot of land in Joshua Tree,” said James. “One of the friends said, “you know what would look great here?”, before opening her laptop to show everyone a picture she’d seen on the internet. The picture was of an office that I’d designed several years ago but had never been built, so the next time the client was in London he got in touch and asked to meet up.”

The home, called The Joshua Tree Residence, will be built on the client’s 90-acre plot of land in California, and construction is scheduled to begin next year. Once finished, the residence, which will be solar powered from panels on the garage roof, will offer stunning views across the surrounding landscape from the many windows and the large wooden deck. Still don’t think living in a shipping container in the desert sounds like fun?

More info: Whitaker Studio

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Anna Sheridan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Certainly creative and artistic, but not homely, but that's just me am more of a traditionalist when it comes to architecture!

lazy panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. All of the white walls and random corridors makes it feel like some sort of insane asylum.

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's pretty interesting, but the space is kinda...angled. Too tight, too many sharp corners. Also the superior windows are inside the container, they should have been at the end. Easier to be cleaned and no dust or water could have settled at the bottom of the windows, on the exterior. But a cool idea nonetheless.

Aunt Messy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can you imagine vacuuming that place? What a nightmare!

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James Floyd
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No kitchen. Are we ordering in? If so, from where??

Dani Marie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms,“

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Anna Sheridan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Certainly creative and artistic, but not homely, but that's just me am more of a traditionalist when it comes to architecture!

lazy panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. All of the white walls and random corridors makes it feel like some sort of insane asylum.

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's pretty interesting, but the space is kinda...angled. Too tight, too many sharp corners. Also the superior windows are inside the container, they should have been at the end. Easier to be cleaned and no dust or water could have settled at the bottom of the windows, on the exterior. But a cool idea nonetheless.

Aunt Messy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can you imagine vacuuming that place? What a nightmare!

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James Floyd
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No kitchen. Are we ordering in? If so, from where??

Dani Marie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms,“

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