Shipping Container Home by Whitaker Studio Blooms Like a Desert Flower from Rocky Joshua Tree

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Blossoming from the rugged terrain of the california wasteland, whitaker studio’s joshua tree residence is taking shipping field structure to the next level. Set to begin creation in 2018, the home is laid out in a starburst of packing containers, each orientated to maximise views, offer abundant natural light or to create privacy depending on their area and use.

Situated on a ninety-acre plot owned a l. A.-based film manufacturer, the house is a reconfiguration of an earlier idea by whitaker studio for an office building in germany that was in no way realized – a challenge recalled via a pal of the purchaser’s in the course of a latest trip to the website.



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“earlier this year my purchaser in la had some pals travelling and, having a touch time to spare, all of them went on a street ride to visit the client’s plot of land in joshua tree,” explains studio founder james whitaker. “whilst there, among the arid landscape and jutting rocks, one of the friends stated, ‘you understand what could appearance incredible right here?’, earlier than starting her laptop to show all and sundry a picture she’d visible at the internet.

“the picture changed into of an office that i’d designed several years ago however had never been built. And so it came to bypass that subsequent time the customer became in london he got in touch and asked to fulfill up.”


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That concept was then transposed to the desolate tract website online, atop a rocky outcropping in which a small gully were created by using speeding stormwater. The shipping field “exoskeleton” can be raised on concrete pilotis, allowing water to keep to skip beneath.

Inside, the two,150-rectangular-foot (2 hundred-square-meter) home will contain a kitchen, dwelling room, eating region and three bedrooms, every full of herbal mild from the angled field mild video display units and furnished with portions from clothier/architect ron arad, whitaker’s former organisation. Off the returned, two packing containers increase to fulfill the natural topography, creating a shielded outside area with a wooden deck and warm bathtub.
Outdoors and interior surfaces will be painted a vibrant white to reflect mild from the new desert sun. A nearby garage will be clad in solar panels, imparting all the electricity wished for the house. To make the residence a truth, engineer albert taylor from akt ii provided structural consulting during concept development.


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