18 Dec '11, 7pm

$1800 Refrigerated Shipping Container Becomes Beautiful Architect's Studio (Video)

$1800 Refrigerated Shipping Container Becomes Beautiful Architect's Studio (Video)

Fair Companies /Video screen capture When I posted a video of a beautiful home built from salvaged car parts , the tour also included a brief visit to the architect/owners Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger's backyard studio built from a disused shipping container. Now here's a closer look at that awesome structure. Fair Companies /Video screen capture Built from a refrigerated shipping container that was bought for $1800, Karl explains that the unit was already designed to be insulated, durable and water-tight. By opening it up and putting in huge windows, and slicing the unit and rearranging it into a T shape, the pair have also humanized it into a more airy, sunny and less rectangular living space. Fair Companies /Video screen capture Lloyd may have questioned the validity of shipping containers in architecture as being too toxic, too inconvenient and too small. But there ar...

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