Joshua Tree Residence by Whitaker Studio
October 30, 2018 - California
An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built as a home in the California desert.
Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the London-based designer show a cluster of white cargo containers emerging like a starburst from a rocky site.
Work is scheduled to begin next year on the Joshua Tree Residence, which was designed for a film producer and his wife, who live in Los Angeles.
The commission came about after the client and his friends took a trip earlier this year to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The client owns a 90-acre (36-hectare) property near the wilderness preserve, which is about a three-hour drive from LA.
"Each container is orientated to maximize views across the landscape or to use the topography to provide privacy, depending on their individual use," Whitaker says.
Construction on the project begins next year. In the meantime, the original office building design will be exhibited at the National Maritime Museum of Australia beginning October 26. Learn more about the event, here.
Source : Dezeen
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