The creative container is an entirely self-contained space, powered with its own solar panel,
for private work and inspired concentration.
I’ve always wanted my office and creative studio to be in a modernist red barn.
A reflection of all the old red barns & ice houses I fell in love with as a child from the East Coast to Minnesota. There aren’t many red barns in Los Angeles or the space to build one…yet!
This was the inspiration for this creative container/office pod.
Part architectural folly, part sculptural conversation piece, this structure was built with the clear intention to keep my creative chaos at bay, while at the same time equipping it with enough movable parts and work areas to keep up with the creative flow, whether manual or digital.
With open office plans being the trend for a decade now, the need for and competition between acoustic office pods is great. As well as, the tiny house movement reminding us that we can accomplish a lot with a small footprint. This concept, although built with solid clear maple framing and water-jet cut steel panels, could use different materials and claddings depending on budget and aesthetic desires. Corrugated iron panels, plant-based polyurethane rigid foam, laminated plywood sheets, painted or left raw are a few possibilities.
Even recycled or upcycled materials like plastic bottles or audio CD’s.
‘Using colors, textures and materiality, that remind us of wonderful memories, can enhance your experience in a space and reconnect us to those joyous feelings.’ – FJR
A reflection of my Nordic roots & all the old red barns & ice houses I fell in love with as a child. Part architectural folly, part sculptural conversation piece, this was the inspiration for this creative container.