i love these. such genius. way better than any box fort i every built. with a push of a button this, shipping container...... while many architects and designers have long been fascinated with reusing these steel boxes as inhabitable, chic spaces, few have so successfully executed. Adam Kalkin is the artist/architect behind these masterful pods of living.
kalkin has designed these for everything from luxury living (below) to disaster relief housing. Kalkin’s idea as an examination of “home as one continuous mouldable surface, a relief against which human activity would pop out.” well, ok then. if you have a chance check out kalkin's website, 'architecture + hygiene' it has a great video on this design concept. between november 28 and december 29, 2007, at the time warner center in new york city, shoppers can experience the temporary "push button house cafe" that the trieste, italy-based illycaffè will be installing.