San Antonio, Texas – Poteet Architects

Built area: 29.7 m2  (320 sq. ft.)
Photography: Chris Cooper

San Antonio artist, Stacey Hill, wanted a playhouse, a garden retreat, a storage shed and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The architects, Poteet suggested a 40 x 8 container and the rest is history.

The container sits on a foundation of recycled telephone poles and uses a green roof as highly effective thermal insulation.  Eaves overhang the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows on the south aspect giving additional protection from direct heating by the summer sun.  In winter, the sunshine enters easily to give passive warmth which is supplemented by reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

Bamboo flooring and wall-coverings, a small sink and shower and a composting toilet were added to create a fully self contained facility.


We think it’s a very clever transformation.  What do you think?

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