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The modern mariner: Crafting a dazzling home from old shipping containers

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There is no doubt that the modern architect and designer is trying to make the most out of resources available. And that cannot be truer in the case of Adam Kalkin. The man is famous for transforming shipping containers into beautiful and luxurious modern homes that are in no way inferior to the traditional structures we’ve been used with. Ranging from a single room hub that is on the economy side of things to the full scale lavish homes that are more than just eye candy, Adam uses 6 to 12 containers to create these spacious and elegant interiors. With separate rooms, stairs, kitchen, a wonderfully designed bedroom and a whole lot more, they’ll cost you $150-$400 per square foot, with the cheapest container house costing $50,000! No kidding around here folks… its serious business. – via

2 comments

  • Merri Cvetan March 10, 2009 at 14:16 PM Login to Reply →

    I love these. Really the ultimate in recycling!
    Where is here? You mentioned, “around here folks…
    it’s serious business”.

  • Harmer Designs September 1, 2009 at 19:19 PM Login to Reply →

    Great depiction of urban renovation styles! just love it when designs are a little out of the ordinary, but just usually are staring you right in the face :)AWESOME