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    Default Shipping container home in Brooklin, Maine

    This Brooklin, Maine home, designed by architect Adam Kalkin, may not be brand new to the green scene (it was built in 2003), but its unique design still looks so fresh today that I had to write about it. The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art. It was created by stacking a dozen orange "reclaimed" shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay.
    With sleek, forward, modern design that looks this great, you're usually looking at a huge price tag. But by using readily available, inexpensive shipping containers to construct the home, Kalkin managed to keep the price of this stunning home at about $125/square foot.
    The coolest part of Kalkin's designs? The playfulness of the interior spaces. The feeling as if there are houses, courtyards, and exterior entrances within the house; there are so many surprises, so much to catch your eye. Just too cool.













    link to article: Adam Kalkin Maine Container House
    link to another article, featuring this home & other shipping container homes: Innovative architects turn used shipping containers into homes
    link to these pics on the designer's website: architecture and hygiene - 12 container house


    for a couple of years now, i've just loved this home. i'd love to have a similar place some day. when we build a home someday, we're definitely looking into shipping container homes.
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    For what it is, it is extremely well done.
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    That might be a good space for a small company to have their offices in
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    Yeah, it'd be a great office building.
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    Must be deafening when it rains. Still,I knda like it.
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    i know this house and i simply love it. the orange/rusted steel and lots of glass combination, the corrugated texture, the symmetry and the transparent differentiation of the structure. love love this house.

    kalkin's designs are very cool and always so quirky. i also adore his 'bunny lane' house inside of a house design.

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    I really like it for some reason. But it bet it's bloody noisy inside - every sound would echo around. Hot in summer, cold in winter too.
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    I really like shipping-container houses.
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    I guess I am one of the few that does not care for the home, looks too much like a warehouse or office building for my taste.

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    I like it.Very interesting design.
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    on second note my son saw it and said it is awesome and everyone should have a house like that.

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    I guess I am one of the few that does not care for the home, looks too much like a warehouse or office building for my taste.
    No, I don't care for it either.

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    I hate orange, but it's kinda cute and livable.
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    one thing i really like about it is that it meets my "house you can ride a bike in" dream home requirement.

    actually, you can ride a bike straight through it...even better.

    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post
    kalkin's designs are very cool and always so quirky. i also adore his 'bunny lane' house inside of a house design.
    i agree about the bunny lane house...it's awesome!
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    I like it a lot.

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