James Whitaker's Low Cost Office is Made From Recycled Storage Crates

By: Jana Pijak - Apr 9, 2015
References: whitakerstudio & fubiz.net
This shipping container studio is the work of English architect James Whitaker who transforms freight units into a spacious studio. His workspace boasts a contemporary look but is actually budget-friendly thanks to its sustainable materials.

The low-cost workspace is made from stacked marine containers that are fitted with large glass panels. Its windows draw the sun's rays in and project light outdoors at night. This shipping container studio may only be a concept so far but is a great example of how architects are working to encourage sustainable design practices.

This particular project makes use of old freight containers and illustrates their versatility as an up-cycled building material. This project also draws inspiration from modernist design practices and plays with linear elements in an unexpected way.