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

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) reports on design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.