Joshua Tree Residence

Joshua Tree is a part of the world which is known for it’s barren, unforgiving but also breathtaking landscapes and for those of you that have an affinity for striking contemporary architecture, in unusual settings, this Joshua Tree Residence from London based architects, Whitaker Studio, will unquestionably be right up your street as it’s about as eye-opening and unusual as architecture gets.

The Joshua Tree Residence from Whitaker Studio is located on a 90 acre plot of land and is a highly engaging piece of architectural design supplanted into the Californian mountainside. It might not be an entirely new concept to make use of shipping containers when designing a residential property but we’re willing to wager that few finished products look quite as mesmerising as this and have such a spectacular backdrop.

Desert Designing 

Whilst living in a desert type environment might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s certainly to our liking here at Coolector HQ and even more so when the property in question is a 200sqm residence that boasts a stunning starburst shaped exterior consisting of a number of shipping containers. This breathtaking piece of design from Whitaker Studio is a real triumph from a functionality perspective and adds a whole new visual impact to its surroundings that is second to none.

Views are a chief consideration of the design process with this Joshua Tree Residence by the talented team at Whitaker Studio and each shipping container is orientated in such a way to make the most of the amazing views out across the desert. The property has three en-suite bedrooms alongside a kitchen and an incredibly spacious living room that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding out of the desert sun. For the eco-conscious amongst you, you’ll be pleased that the architects have integrated a car garage with solar panelled roof that delivers the electricity and power to the property.

It’s not every day that you come across pieces of architecture quite as breathtaking as the Joshua Tree Residence from Whitaker Studio and whilst it isn’t one of those that fits in seamlessly with its surroundings, given its highly contemporary design, it is ideally suited to living in such a location and it’s hard not to be impressed with what has been achieved from a design point of view both internally and externally.

Wilderness Living

There is something mighty appealing about pitching up in the desert, particularly when as incredible visually as Joshua Tree, and getting away from it all and when the home is as exceptionally designed and finished as this one from Whitaker Studio, the want levels of off the charts. Brilliant piece of architecture which has been deployed in highly challenging desert surroundings, the Joshua Tree Residence is right up there with the best pieces of design we’ve come across this year at The Coolector.

If you’ve got an affinity for pieces of architecture that dare to be different and don’t necessarily conform to the norms of design, this Joshua Tree Residence from Whitaker Studio is going to resonate with you, as it has us at Coolector HQ. Breathtaking from top to bottom, if we were going to live in a desert, this is exactly the sort of property we’d pick.

Leo Davie
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