CrossBox, a stunning modular home in Brittany, France, consists of four containers stacked crosswise atop each other.
Mon, Jun 07 2010 at 11:15 AM
I’ve been somewhat shipping container
-obsessed as of late and although I mostly have Andrea Shapiro’s container studio/retreat
in the Hamptons to blame for this, there’s a home in Brittany, France, that’s also contributed to my lust for boxy modular dwellings.
Get a load of CrossBox
from CG Architectes
. It’s difficult to tell from the photos, but the home is composed of four
units (not two XL ones) stacked crosswise on top of each other … two on the bottom (where the living/dining areas are) and two up top (where the bedrooms are). The configuration of the containers allows for petite green roofs (a much different approach than another Gallic green roof
I recently blogged about) on each end of the bottom containers; the overhang from the top containers provides covered space to chill out in — check out that swing!— or park a small car. Here’s the thing: the jury is still
out if the building blocks that define CrossBox are actually reclaimed shipping containers or prefabricated boxes. Either way, I think CrossBox is bold and beautiful. What do you think?
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