Architect Creates House from Shipping Containers and the Result is Spectacular

Would you like to live in a shipping container in the middle of the desert?? That doesn’t sound like any fun at all does it? After all, what would you expect from four walls of metal sheeting? But!! You’ll be surprised to know how creativity can surpass the limitations of even the barest resources. This is what London based Designer James Whitaker proved when his house from shipping containers turned out to be one of the most stunning creations ever.

James Whittaker’s used several conjoined shipping containers to create a house so spectacular that you would never believe it could have been made from such material.

1 The house created from shipping containers

The house which he created from shipping containers measured only 200 square feet. It featured all rooms required for living such as a kitchen and three suite bedrooms. That was almost magical to make these three beautiful bedrooms with an aesthetic look.

The house created from shipping containers

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2 Almost alien-like structure in the desert

The house was created from shipping containers conjoined at different angles. It literally gave the entire construction an illusionary look of a flower blooming right there in the middle of the desert. It looked almost alien as if existing from another planet.

Almost alien-like structure in the desert

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3 Designed for an anonymous movie producer

The creation of a house of shipping containers was actually designed for an unnamed movie producer who loved encouraging such projects and was passionate about them. Upon seeing these incredible designs, you can’t really get more creative than this.

Creation of Container house

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4 What James had to say about his project?

According to James “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. 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.”

Container house project1

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5 An anonymous client

The spectacular home created from shipping containers is named the Joshua Tree residence. It will also be built on a 90-acre plot of land in California owned by the movie producer who is James Whitaker’s client.

shipping containers house named Joshua Tree residence

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6 Powered by solar panels on the garage roof

The construction will begin next year and when finished will be fitted with solar paneling on the garage roof to provide power to the entire home. The house will also provide fantastic views of the natural surroundings.

solar panels on the garage roof Joshua Tree residence

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