After out growing his backyard workshop, Stephen Schoup needed a larger space for his design firm Building Lab. Instead of moving or building a traditional structure, he settled on an L-shaped shipping container configuration, creating a charming courtyard in his yard. The containers were placed on pier foundations, the exteriors insulated, and clad in cement board siding. Salvaged lumber from previous deconstructions were used to unite the structures, and painted to match the existing house. Inside, the floors are heating by rooftop solar, lit by energy efficient lighting and windows, and interior wall panels made from recycled newspaper.
(Via Inhabitat. Images by Building Lab)