Bridgette Meinhold

Artist in Residence Studio Made from Shipping Containers

by , 10/01/10


badgast, refunc, the netherlands, art studio, shipping containers, green building, sustainable architecture

BadGast, which roughly translates to Bath Guest, is a modern live/work studio, located in a unique and artistic surfers village called F.A.S.T (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) on the beach in Scheveningen near the Hauge. FAST is a new urban beach community with a strong focus on the arts, protection of the sea as well as surfing. The program for the cultural container on the sea began in September 2009 and every month a new person has come to work on a sea or bather related project, which is then presented at the end of their time.

Refunc, who has built many other structures and buildings using shipping containers and reused materials, built the live/work studio container. The bottom twenty foot container serves as the resident’s art studio, which is very simply finished with untreated plywood, and the living quarters are located in a small ten foot container atop the studio, accessible through an outdoor staircase with a small deck on top.

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Images ©Rob te Riet and Jan Körbes

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3 Comments

  1. john simmis October 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, building with containers is worth taking a look at.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

  2. Alligator-Inspired Mixe... October 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    [...] a strip of row houses forms the body, a residential tower serves as one of the legs, a tower of live-work studios serves as the second leg, and a fitness club makes up the tail. Each building is shaped by its [...]

  3. rachel w October 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    What a wonderful project …

    It’s inspiring to see how the surrounding environment has such a strong relationship to the structure, and impact on the creative work being done there.

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