Kalkin´s container houses!

7 Apr

You all know how i love unique design/architecture, when someone uses something normal and changes it to something brilliant! The architect Adam Kalkin, took an ordinary shipping container and made beautiful houses out of it.

“The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art.  It was created by stacking a dozen orange “reclaimed” shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay. ”

It´s possible to rent the “containers” for $6000-$10000 a week. I just LOVE  the playfulness of the spaces.  It feels as if they really were houses and courtyard. There are so many details to catch your eye! Amazing!

Quotes and some of the pictures are from: Jetson Green , Waveavenue and from

Architecture and hygiene : Adam Kalkin´s firm responsible for all this cool stuff!!

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Maggie ❤


13 Responses to “Kalkin´s container houses!”

  1. Warren Lawson Architect April 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Kalkin’s rammed earth houses are nicely done

  2. viveka April 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    this is something for me … love everything about it. We have a seasonal restaurant here in Landskrona that’s really only 2 shipping containers plus a beautiful conservatory – so when the season over the just close them up – take the conservatory apart and move it all.

  3. Emilio April 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Very interesting

  4. Anthony Donnelly April 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    What an incredible design…! Grown-ups building with blocks like children… so cool…! makes me wish I had the funds to build a house like that… maybe one day…


  5. Anthony Donnelly April 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Reblogged this on Buy Art By Ant blog Com and commented:
    This is such a cool-looking house (in both senses of the word)

  6. gemmaiobrien April 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Really inventive. Love the lightness and openness of it!

  7. limaikhoe April 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Great concept of a container within a container

  8. clairewof April 19, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    always something shoking – wow

  9. A Pakistani Boy July 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    I WANT THIS!!!!

  10. Marcia Walker July 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I’ve always been curious about container houses. They’re amazing. Thanks for posting.

  11. Martin Dutson July 30, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Fabulous stuff…..I always love to see new styles and designs. This house is brilliant…….am loving it!
    Martin Dutson(Office cleaning company, commercial cleaning company)

  12. Stef Lowry July 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Fabulous stuff…..I always love to see new styles and designs. This house is brilliant…….am loving it!
    Stef Lowry(Catering Equipment Hire)

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