Shipping Container Office and Guest Bedroom in a Loft apartment

Initially it seems a bit of a gimmick but when you start looking at the work that has gone into the shipping container as well as some interesting ideas such as the wind up bed it does seem rather well thought out.Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan are a pair of travel-loving art collectors which meant they needed a bigger space to show off their collection of over 120 pieces of art they have collected.

This resulted in 2007 the purchase of a 3,200-square-foot and 127-foot-long open-air loft. Rather than splitting the loft into smaller room sections they decided to keep it as open plan as possible for the natural lighting. They pushed the master bedroom to the back, positioned the kitchen and living space in the center and situated a den at the street-facing front windows.

Now the one issue they did have was adding a guest bedroom without disturbing the layout of the loft and this resulted in the idea of the shipping containers. The blue one became the office while the orange made up the guest room. Being very artistic the container interiors are a bit querky and designed to be not only functional but also good to look at. Take a look for yourself in the photos below my favourite idea is the wind down bed.

 

Shipping Container Office and Guest Bedroom in a Loft apartment

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Container living for surfers–The Surf Shack

Surf shack

 

In Washington, a surfer/designer who hated the long distance to travel to surf eventually created his own surf shack right next to his favourite surfing location.

Its a little white for me but primarily made from recycled walls its functionality and the fact shelves and beds etc. are fold out gives the maximum amount of usage in the minimal 20ft container.

Great idea and I am sure many people will see some interesting ideas for their own designs from this weekend surf retreat.

 

 

 

 

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For more information drop over to SurfShackbox.com