Yuka Yoneda

Cove Park Shipping Containers: An Inspiring Cluster of Green Roofed Artist Retreats

by , 04/21/11

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The architects who developed Cove Park, Urban Space Management, installed the 6 containers that make up the community in only three days. The en-suite accommodation units, a.k.a. “cubes,” act as retreats where artists can get away from the big city and concentrate on their work. Thanks to their planted roofs, the containers fit right into the surrounding greenery, and a wall of sliding glass doors in each unit leads right out onto a decked balcony with spectacular views of Loch Long.

Inside, each suite is bright, light and simply furnished. In addition to the sliding glass doors, charming porthole windows usher even more daylight into each space so that the occupants don’t need to turn on any lights to paint or compose by day. We have to say that we wish we could be transported away to Scottland to Cove Park every time we feel a bout of writers block coming on – it seems like a surefire cure!

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