Shipping Container Backyard Office For Architects

Berkeley-based architect/owners Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger’s bought an $1,800 refrigerated shipping container and transformed it into a backyard office/studio.

Cutting out openings allowed large windows to be installed as well as putting the shipping container into a T formation. The fact that the insulation already existed in the container as well as the interior of the container being “food grade” meant that it didn’t need as much work as a basic container and those paranoid about toxic paints its unlikely to have any ill affects due to its previous type of use.

The architects may have had doubts about the viability of shipping containers for this use previously but as you can see in the video themselves they are more than happy with the result.