Dump trucks are a staple of construction sites, but they can also comprise the construction itself, as Budi Pradono's 'Clay House' shows. Rather than taking inspiration from lofty concepts like nature or academic principles like the Bauhaus, the Indonesian architect's design is clearly indebted to the machines and worker who contributed to its erection.
Clay House's most distinct feature is a tilted shipping container that sits on top of the main volume of the property, giving it the look of a dump truck offloading its capacity. And though the metaphor is one of industrial waste, the interior certainly belies that notion. The shipping container itself is directly above the master bedroom, which is clad in sleek wood and porcelain finishing. Further, because of the angle of the shipping container, the room has extra high ceilings and far more natural light.
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