Get Amazed by Joshua Tree Residence Designed by James Whitaker – An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realized, is now being built as a home in the California desert.

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Photo-realistic renderings of the proposed home by the London-based designer show a cluster of white cargo containers emerging like a starburst from a rocky site. Work is scheduled to begin next year on the Joshua Tree Residence, which was designed for a film producer and his wife, who live in Los Angeles. The commission came about after the client and his friends took a trip earlier this year to Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The client owns a 90-acre (36-hectare) property near the wilderness preserve, which is about a three-hour drive from LA.

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“While there, in the middle of this rocky desert, one of the friends said, ‘You know what would look great here?’, before opening her laptop to show everyone a picture she had spotted on the internet,” said James Whitaker, who leads an eponymous studio in London.

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“The picture was of an office that I’d designed years ago but had never been built – Hechingen Studio. The next time the client was in London, we met up.” The film producer ended up hiring Whitaker to create a holiday dwelling for his remote property dotted with orange-hued boulders and scraggly plants. The home will be situated on a sloped site, in a gully formed over the years by stormwater.

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Source: dezeen

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