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Architect Designs Beautiful Desert Home Using Shipping Containers


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Surprised? The London-based designer, James Whitaker’s stunning creation as understandably attracted a lot of attention.

The 200-square meter house includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms are made out of several conjoined shipping containers!

The client—an unnamed film producer—has a passion for creative projects and this bold creation takes the top spot!

The house is designed so that it creates the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert. The shipping containers used are placed at different angles to make this a reality.

“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 is called “The Joshua Tree Residence” (yes, like the U2 Album!) and it will begin construction next year in California on the client’s 90-acre private land. The entire residence will be solar-powered, with panels placed on the garage roof. With a large wooden deck and many windows providing stunning surrounding views, wouldn’t it be a fun place to live?

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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.”

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Hey! The entire residence will be solar-powered, with panels placed on the garage roof.

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