Shipping Container Art Studio, Long Island, New York






About MB Architecture

Design: Maziar Behrooz
Area: 840 sq ft
Year: 2010
Location: Amagansett, Long Island, New York

The client needed a small art studio close to her residence. Her requirements were a stringent budget of $60,000 for a simple building that would be both reflective and inviting, located on an area of about 700 sf. Architect's solution was to use two 40ft shipping containers perched over a foundation cellar/wall. By cutting most part of the floor of the containers, architects were able to take an advantage of a high ceiling and to move the art studio to a lower level. The staircase itself can act as a transitional space for viewing art work. The upper floor provides a sitting area and a more intimate work area. The container units were painted dark charcoal to help to maintain continuity with the main original house and to recede in the shadows of a dense wooded site.













About MB Architecture

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Shipping Container Art Studio, Long Island, New York