If there is such a thing as elegant cargotecture, this is a perfect example. This Shipping Container art studio in Amagansett, New York was designed by MB Architecture, who took two 40′ containers and placed them on top of a earth-bermed foundation. The double-wide structure provides a huge double-height studio space, storage and an informal gallery.
These gorgeous little studios by Feldman Architecture in Mill Valley, CA outside of San Francisco were designed to minimize their impact on the site and are tucked into the hillside. One studio is for yoga and doubles as an extra bedroom, while the other is a painting studio and both are flooded with natural daylight. The landscaping around the studios plus the green roof on the lower one helps the studios to disappear into the forest.