While we have seen some awe-inspiring shipping container homes in the past this one stands in its own class in terms of both luxury and the sheer living space that it offers. The large social space on the ground floor acts as both an open living zone and the home studio
It has been a year of amazing design inspiration and ingenious renovations have led the way with their unique blend of the old and the new. Adaptive reuse has been one of the top themes of the architectural world in 2014 and it is set to continue for years to come as homeowners and architects turn towards more sustainable and cost-effective design practices
Moving away from the design of traditional cabin retreats and swapping the classic woodsy mountain cabin style for versatility and sustainability the Delta Shelter in Mezama is truly ‘one of a kind’. This gorgeous cabin crafted by Olson Kundig Architects in steel and plywood minimizes wastage of material while giving its owners a low-maintenance sturdy getaway that will serve them for decades to come
Adding to its sustainability quotient is the fact that the structure was built around an existing cedar tree also giving it a sense of exclusivity. With reduced energy consumption a rainwater harvesting system and a reflective roof the house does all it can to cut down on its carbon footrprint.
The cantilevered cabin has a footprint of just 200 feet and yet offers a living space of spread across several levels. Its uncomplicated design coupled with adaptable features turn it into an absolute delight!
The various bedrooms of the house spread across different levels embrace the same with decor and bedding adding pops of purple blue or green. A few furnishings such as the wooden dining table and dark dining table chairs bring a touch of contrast in a home that is otherwise dominated by white and neutral hues. Smart lighting and a flood of natural light further elevate the appeal of this cool home Down Under.
The house was specifically crafted to ensure that there was ample space for their 18 bikes and is placed on a lot overlooking an ‘intersection of two major bike routes’ in the. All this adds up to one ingenious residence that brings style functionality and even fitness together!