Container Studio / MB Architecture

Container Studio / MB Architecture

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Amagansett, United States
  • Architects: Maziar Behrooz Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  840 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Text description provided by the architects. The client needed an art studio close to her house (which we renovated in 2008). Her requirements were for a space of about 700 sf and a stringent budget of $60,000; and for a simple structure that would be both inviting and reflective.

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Our solution was to use two 9’-6” x 40’ x 8’ shipping containers (cost: $2,500 each, delivered) perched over a 9’ foundation wall/cellar. By cutting 75% of the floor of the containers, we were able to move the painting studio to a lower level via a wide staircase and take advantage of a high ceiling. The staircase itself acts as a transitional space for viewing art work.

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The upper floor provides a more intimate work area and a sitting area.

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The containers were painted dark charcoal to maintain continuity with the original house and to recede in the shadows of a dense wooded site.

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Address:Amagansett, NY, USA

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Cite: "Container Studio / MB Architecture" 19 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/60422/container-studio-maziar-behrooz-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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