ArchitectureA Modern Container Home Blended Into A Cozy Suburban Plot
A Modern Container Home Blended Into A Cozy Suburban Plot
A house made out of recycled shipping containers doesn’t really seem like the type to blend in well into a suburban area from New Jersey and yet that’s exactly the case here. This is a container home designed and built by architect Adam Kalkin back in 2008. He used a total of nine 40 foot long containers which were organized into two wings connected by a courtyard and a bridge on the second floor. Large windows, glass walls and numerous skylights allow natural light to enter the spaces and panoramic views to be admired.
The West wing contains the primary living spaces which occupy the ground floor and three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. The kitchen opens onto the living room, featuring a large stainless steel countertop island. The East wing is smaller due to the sloping terrain and was designed to serve as an entertainment volume. It houses two offices, one of which can double as a guest bedroom. The fact that this container house blends so well into its natural surroundings is a bit surprising but in a very positive sense. the corrugated steel facade plays an important role in this sense.