Architecture firm Whitaker Studio has envisioned an “exoskeleton”, unusual home made of shipping containers painted in bright white which is meant to be constructed in the rocky Joshua Tree desert in California. Like the out-of-this-world scenery wasn’t enough, the designer put a “giant rare white flower” in the middle of it, for a spectacular sight. In the photos in the gallery, you can see ultra-realistic renderings of the designed home. The start of construction of this beautiful shipping containers house is set for 2018.
This cluster dwelling made of shipping containers is designed for a film producer and his wife, who live in Los Angeles. The client owns a 90-acre (36-hectare) property in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. One of his friends found an idea for a perfect holiday dwelling that could be built on that specific place on the Internet. It was London based designer Whitaker’s project that he has designed earlier in his career, but it was never built, very similar to “exoskeleton”, and that’s how the cooperation between them started resulting this mesmerizing white cluster home rising from the desert scenery.
The home is meant to be truly fascinating in every possible way. There’s nothing much to add to its extraordinary exterior merging with rocky surroundings via a large wooden deck. Interior will contain a living room, kitchen, dining area and three bedrooms all equipped with minimalist furniture and bright white walls. The special treat are views across the landscape that are framed by the orientation of every particular container, providing delicate lightning for each room. Electricity for this dream-like home in the middle of the desert will be provided via solar panels making it a perfect location for the escape from the city and reality into the total privacy.
“Each container is orientated to maximise views across the landscape, or to use the topography to provide privacy, depending on their individual use,” says Whitaker, the designer.
“The client was keen for a hot tub to be included, and so we configured the outdoor space to have a degree of privacy and be sheltered from the desert winds.”
“With a background in nurturing creative projects to fruition, he is, in many ways, the dream client!”
Encompassing 2,153 square feet (200 square meters), the dwelling will contain a living room, kitchen, dining area and three bedrooms.
Electricity for this dream-like home in the middle of the desert will be provided via solar panels.