A geometric designed home was designed by London Based Whitaker Studio. It has used shipping containers as their prime building material. It is referred to as “Starburst” home. The home is constructed on the front porch of Joshua Tree national Park. 21 rectangular shipping containers had been used to construct this design.
It is astonishing to see such a design. The use of shipping containers to build a house is an out of box thinking. Never in the past has this idea occurred or implemented. It took a decade for the makers to formulate this idea. The idea used 21 rectangular shipping containers. They were placed in a manner to represent an exploding star in the center of the Southern California Desert.
The acquaintances of architect James Whitaker helped in the propagation of the idea. They asked him to eye at a pile of wooden blocks they arranged. At that time, they were thinking about their advertising office. In 2010, James designed the “Starburst” while his office in mind.
Film producer Hanley has always been interested in unrealistic architectures. Making them alive is his passion. The recent one is the Starburst House. It is being built on a 22.5-acre parcel of land. The house is surrounded by rocks. The house is adjacent to Hanley’s other project. The Invisible House, Stanley’s other project is not for sale. But it is available to rent for filming, photography, events and gatherings.
The Shipping Container Structure is spread all around. It covers an area of 2,000 square feet. The exuberant structure has three bedrooms, a kitchen and living room. The outer structure is formed out of shipping containers. The house provided varied views. Beautiful views can be seen from each part of the house. The house has minimal furnishings. This gives the space for imagination to flow. White walls and concrete floors give the sooth. Each element of the house brings out itself.
The minimalism and simplicity are the key elements. The same combined with artistic fervor brought out the magic. The listing from real estate firm Engel & Volkers Santa Monica describes the property as being “ideal for stargazing, horses and those who seek tranquility for their spiritual, meditation or yoga practices.”
“Each container is orientated to maximize views across the landscape, control light entering the house or to use the topography to provide privacy, depending on their individual use,” Whitaker says in a news release about the project. This artistic expression and novelty are priced at $3.5 million.
In our day to say lives we couldn’t have imagined shipping containers to replace bricks and cement. But Hanley with the help of his team brought this into reality. Such novel ideas increase our horizon. With this creation architects and designers will drill their minds more. This novel idea is a path to much more innovations in the field of constructions.