Many across the world just celebrated Earth Day in the best possible way they could, even while staying indoor and safe. Ironically, the global pandemic that stuck us hard has probably helped the planet heal and rejuvenate in the last 8 weeks with large scale shutdowns in many nations across the world. But soon, we would be back to our usual lives (we are hoping that would be sooner than later) and that means our need to live a greener, more planet-friendly lifestyle is one that still needs action. One way of doing this by turning towards alternative ideas like shipping container structures – an idea that has shaped this beautiful and unique Art Studio in Hamptons, New York by MB Architecture.
Crafted using two reused shipping containers that costed no more than just $2500 after delivery, the gorgeous art studio is as space-conscious and eco-friendly as it is easy on purse strings. A 9-foot foundation as laid on which the two shipping container were erected to create the art studio where the lower level is used as a painting studio and the upper level functions as modest sitting area and office space. With a dark charcoal exterior, the studios blends into the lush green backdrop after sunset while the glass walls connect it visually with the outdoors.
On the inside, it is a monochromatic white backdrop that takes over and the double-height studio on the lower level gives it a spacious and cheerful visual appeal. Economic, sustainable and inventive, this shipping container studio is one we could all borrow from for a cleaner and greener tomorrow.