What can an ordinary person create with a bunch of shipping containers? Probably not much. But when it comes to James Whitaker and his creations nothing is impossible. This London-based designer first came up with the idea to use shipping containers when he was planning to build an office in Germany. That didn’t happen, so now the idea is being used to build an actual home in the California dessert. Here’s a bunch of photo-realistic renderings that reveal what the house will look like once the construction is finished.
The house built with white cargo containers looks like a huge flower growing from the rocky site.
The construction will start next year on the Joshua Tree Residence – a place specifically designed for a known producer and his family. The client owns a 90-acre property that’s a three hours’ drive from LA and he wants something special being built in the wilderness.
One time the client and his friends travelled to the Joshua Tree National Park that’s located near the property he owns – that’s when one of the friends came up with the idea of a building that would look very cool there. A building that James Whitaker designed a long time ago but never got a chance to build!
The next time the client went to London, he and Whitaker met up to discuss the holiday dwelling he would design for him. The home will be placed in a rocky setting surrounded by orange boulders and scarce plants.