i love how the full-height curtains pretend to be columns on each side of the facade of this sample home [used by the shelburne museum in vermont to showcase contemporary design]. it’s made of shipping containers inside a huge shed that houses more living space. though i’ve seen containers used as shelters before, this is a clever upcycling/repurposing for museum space. apropos to today’s green culture and earth-friendly trends in design, the space has been open since 2001. see video on construction below.
via designboom: adam kalkin created the ‘kalkin house’ as an exhibition space for the shelburne museum in vermont. when it originally opened in 2001 the home was named ‘collector’s house’ and showcasing pieces form the museum’s vast collection. today the home has a new curatorial purpose as a gallery for contemporary design. the structure is made from three shipping containers, located inside a large steel shed. the containers make up the two bedrooms with ensuite washrooms and a study. the outer shed features a double story garage door opening on both sides to open up the space to the outdoors. at the western end the shed has been extended to create a protected outdoor area which is enclosed with large curtains made from sail material. inside there is also a large kitchen area in the centre of the home with steel staircases on either side.