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An Arty Retro Container Shed in Texas

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The perfect ’50s convertible sets off this retro blue container garden retreat in an artists community in San Antonio, from Texas architect Jim Poteet.

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The cool and hip container acts as both playhouse for the girls, a retreat for their mom, and a guest house for visiting artist friends.

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It is very much a part of its trendy ’50s garden setting.

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A large steel-and-glass window wall and the sliding glass doors make the 8 foot wide retreat from the sun feel bigger.

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Only two thirds of the length is used as living space, shortening the interior proportions from the original extreme of 8 ft by 40 ft.

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The near end was partitioned off as a garden shed, its industrial entrance left in the original state.

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Because a sink had to be in the living space, the architect mounted it on the far red wall – making it seem more like another sculpture in the art-filled space.

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Behind the far red wall, a small step leads right into the very retro composting toilet bathroom/shower.

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Grey water from the sink and shower is captured in this large tub outdoors, filtered by the reeds, and then reused to water the garden.

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The whole structure is raised off the ground on old telegraph poles. To top it off: a green roof.

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One comment so far to “An Arty Retro Container Shed in Texas”
  1. Alex @ Revedecor Says:

    This is gorgeous! If he would make some wheels for the container, would be more cool.

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