Under the sun of California with this song in the background, enjoy the wonder of the lonely and majestic desert in this wonderful flower-shaped villa.
This article smells like the sand in the desert, but it also smells of dreams that come true, of men who dominate wild nature, of creativity that becomes art and fantasy that becomes architecture.
The color of this article is the color of the sand in the desert, golden, infinite, brilliant, free.
In the heart of the Californian Desert, away from the chaos of the city and immersed in the wild nature, there will be a fabulous white flower shaped villa.
The project, commissioned by a rich filmmaker to London designer Whitaker, considers a very original use of containers.
Used in the transport industry since the 1970s, the architect in this case decided to use them as blocks for a home. Whitaker’s ambitious project will create a wonderful 2200 sq ft villa on a 36-hectare estate, about three hours drive from Los Angeles.
Containers are arranged in a functional manner: each one is positioned precisely to capture the sunshine in the right time to illuminate that precise section of the house. Each end of the container has a large glazing with breathtaking views of the desert.
The villa will be equipped with three bedrooms with attached bathrooms, as well as kitchen and living room. Outside there is the construction of a whirlpool bathtub sheltered from the winds, but completely immersed in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, and a garage overlooked by solar panels.
The chosen site is an inclined soil formed by the rainwater that for decades has plowed the ground.
The interior decoration of the villa is minimal; the outside is painted white to reflect sunlight, and the interior has a thermal insulation to reduce the heat exterior.
This original and ambitious project was made possible by the encounter of two open and creative minds. It is the dream of every architect to have “white paper” to express his or her creativity to the maximum.