Greetings from New York! 🙂
We find ourselves touring another cozy shipping container guest home! This painting studio in Amagansett, New York is a 840 square foot contemporary studio made with two 40′ shipping containers on the lot of an existing home. To save cost and keep the structure simple and functional, architect Dalton Portella of Maziar Behrooz Architecture used 2 shipping containers as the jumping off point of the design. East Hampton-based studio Maziar Behrooz Architecture completed this Container Studio project in 2010.
The studio is open and receives a great deal of natural light due to large windows and the double-height portion of the space. In addition to studio space, the small building includes storage and a lounge area with views of the surrounding trees. The upper floor provides a more intimate work area and a sitting area. The containers were painted dark charcoal to maintain continuity with the original house and to recede in the shadows of a dense wooded site.
“The client needed an art studio close to her house (which we renovated in 2008). Her requirements were for a space of about 700 sf and a stringent budget of $60,000; and for a simple structure that would be both inviting and reflective.
Our solution was to use two 9’-6” x 40’ x 8’ shipping containers (cost: $2,500 each, delivered) perched over a 9’ foundation wall/cellar. By cutting 75% of the floor of the containers, we were able to move the painting studio to a lower level via a wide staircase and take advantage of a high ceiling. The staircase itself acts as a transitional space for viewing art work.” – From the architect.
So what do you think? Would you love a shipping container guest home like this? 🙂
Photo Source: ArchDaily