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Friday
Oct292010

Contain yourself

Some of the massive freight containers that pollute our landscape every time we drive by any of our country's many ports, are now seeing better days. They're being recycled into very affordable and innovative living spaces. Container architecture is becoming a hot trend. From having a lonesome purpose in life, these dreadful steel boxes are now becoming small homes, vacation cabins, business and even multi-unit buildings. It's an eco-friendly and a very flexible option to build.

What a better example than this adorable, and very blue, San Antonio guest house designed by Poteet Architects — who were recently honored with the 2010 San Antonio AIA Design Award for the project. This is proof that any small space, no matter its origin, can be transformed into a very functional and chic home. The secret is in the planning and the details. And what I love most about this guest house is the fact that everything has its place — and yes, that has always been my creed. 

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Even the setting for this retreat is perfect. The detailed and lush landscaping helps soften the harshness of the metallic structure. They even took the green-living concept to the roof by making a beautiful garden.

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Reader Comments (7)

Me encanta!! Es muy interesante el tema de reciclaje. Además de usarse para construir una casa pequeña, los contenedores también han sido utilizados para formar grandes construcciones hoteleras:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/22/travelodge-shipping-container-hotel/

Oct 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

Amazing! I just found your blog through DTI - lovin it!

Hi Christine,
I'm so glad you found TheDesignerPad and you're enjoying it. Stick around because more great things are to come.
Keep in touch.
TDP

Oct 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterEduardo
I would love to have a office like that specially when on holidays on my farmhouse,Great !!!
Mar 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBusiness Gifts
Really very cool. Love how innovation this is.
Apr 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershalini
It's Cool..., Thanks for ideas... :)
Aug 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHouse Ideas
is that car chevy?
Oct 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIDEAL HOME DESIGN

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