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A shipping container of her own
This summer's hottest Hamptons property boasts a prime Amagansett location, killer natural light, art-strewn interiors and ... 840 square feet of space.
Wed, May 26, 2010 at 08:49 AM
Hamptons-based artist/DJ Andrea Shapiro
’s bi-level shipping container
studio/retreat has been making quite the splash around the green design/architecture blogosphere over the past few days and rightfully so. This project’s truly got it goin’ on: good looks, low cost, and minimal impact on the planet.
Shapiro's "inviting and reflective" 840-square-foot shipping container art studio
sits just steps away from her home (also a stunner) on a beautiful, wooded lot. The project, overseen by Maziar Behrooz Architecture
, was completed within Shapiro's strict budget of $60,000. The building blocks of the structure, two used steel shipping containers measuring 9'6" x 40' x 8, were purchased for $2,500 each including delivery.
Take a tour of Shapiro's simple yet stunning studio
in the video embedded at the bottom of this post. And for more info and photos — including a gorgeous new set from Dalton Portella — of the space, head over to the Maziar Behrooz website
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