Concerned about the California housing market, friends Nate Garnero & Doug Burdge decided to make a high-end, prefab container home at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. They came with Buhaus, a high-end, custom-finished container home.
source/image(PrtSc): Kirsten Dirksen
In the past couple of decades shipping containers have been injected into architecture as a cheap, available resource or a stackable one; Buhaus encloses the original box in polished aluminum to create a high-end aesthetic.
The original doors are still operable and open to create a large indoor/outdoor bathroom/shower. The cladding isn’t just a design feature, but serves as insulation and a barrier to wildfires; the designers were reacting to the 2018 Woolsey Fire that ripped through their native Malibu.
“At 160 sq feet, Buhaus is comfortable, customizable, and compact and is equipped with a bedroom and bathroom space. Deriving from the 20th-Century German architectural movement “bauhaus”, Buhaus is our model for Malibu… Buhaus is a living unit designed to be used as a guest house, backyard office, or studio.”///Kirsten Dirksen