Incredible House designed using Shipping Containers.

Used to transport goods around the world shipping containers are often seen as ugly unwieldy metal boxes. However, London-based designer James Whitaker has quite a different view.

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Titled The Joshua Tree Residence, construction of the home is due to start next year in California on a large 90 acre plot.

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Made from joined shipping containers the 200 square metre house will include three en-suite bedrooms, kitchen and living room.

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Upon completion The Joshua Tree Residence will offer its occupants beautiful stunning views across the contrasting landscape, along with unique window placement allowing for star filled night time viewing.

The residence will be solar powered from panels located on the garage roof.

For further information and image credits visit: http://www.whitakerstudio.co.uk

 

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Future Kitchen

The Kitchen is often the hub of a house, how much could its design change in the years to come?

Shown at the recent NY design Week event Caesarstone and Pratt Institute have teamed up to give us a look at the self-sustaining kitchen of the future

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The Future Kitchen challenges technology and nature to work in unison. The concept is an experiment by Industrial Design students to create a self-sustaining space that operates through aquaponics, hydroponics, 3D printing, water filtration, indoor farming, composting and food storage.

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Image credits: http://www.caesarstoneus.com and inhabitat.com

 

Have you got a passion for design?  Would you like to study interior design, become part of an exciting industry, and learn how to channel your creativity, turning your ideas, and designs into form?  Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, Rhodec International has online courses that will suit you. 

Now with the opportunity to study the CAD Training Online (CTO) 100% online certified course in Revit Architecture for Interior Designers as an option that you can study instead of, or as well as, our Drafting Unit, thus bypassing traditional Drafting.  Please click here for further information about our Professional Interior Design Diploma Course.