Originally designed as an exhibition space for the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Adam Kalkin’s Kalkin House has become an exercise in reinterpreting industrial materials in a residential context. The home’s exterior shell is a steel shed, originally intended as a storage structure. Large glass garage doors flank the home’s sides, allowing the central living space the ability to open to the outdoors. Standard shipping containers reside at either end of the shed, housing bedrooms and bathrooms. The roof of the shed extends above an outdoor patio and sail fabric is hung around the edges, creating a lantern-like effect at night. Kalkin has been recognized for his work with industrial architectural elements in the past, including his Push Button House 1. The Kalkin house is a thoroughly developed project, further proving that Kalkin is on the forefront of repurposing materials in architectural design.
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