The site is under a flight path to the local airport and close to a train track. We felt that by using an industrial building technology, an airplane hangar, we would transcend the perceived limitations of such proximities. Further, we were all seduced by the idea of a large column-less self-supporting canopy that enclosed all the public spaces of the house-cost effectively.
Image: exterior of Arc House, front
Location: East Hampton, Long Island, New York
Program: single family home
Area: 6000 square feet
Year Built: 2010
Proposal for a Baha'i House of Worship in Chile.
The container art studio, a version of the Insta_House, recycles four 40' by 8' shipping containers (two on top of two) to create a comfortable, high-ceiling, low cost alternative to conventional construction. The units are retrofitted in a factory-setting, delivered to locations within the continental US and erected in a week.
Image: exterior front view
Location: Amagansett, Long Island, New York
Program: studio space
Area: 900 square feet
Year Built: 2010
Digital rendering of the house without the roof structure.
Shipping containers are retro-fitted with computers and transformed into satellite libraries and installed in various in-need sites in New Orleans. These centers will be monitored by the New Orleans public library and assist youth with homework, job search and general research.
The site around each center will be landscaped as a shaded urban park and be available to both students and neighborhood residents.
Image: interior render
RDMU (Rapid Deployment Meditation Unit), made from a recycled shipping container, was originally conceived as a deployable space for mediation. It has been shown at the Salomon Contemporary Gallery and the Parrish Museum Road Show.
Image: group (Dennis Oppenheim (ctr), Maziar Behrooz (ctr rear) and friends inside RDMU)