It is a special container house designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects for a musician and music teacher. Located in Bainbridge Island, WA, Musician’s House is built with a unique architectural design to provide a special place for the client’s baby grand piano.
The idea of this project comes from the couple’s interest in a container house made of real containers. The architect responds to this couple’s enthusiasm with a unique design approach to create a unique architectural design.
Through an architectural lens, the idea of this project is researched to find a “sweet spot” to utilize containers in the best way without too many alterations and take the advantage of the containers’ natural structural integrity.
Forcing the containers into a different role with significant alterations is the alternative. There is a lot of considerable research spent on this project, especially to get a cost-effective solution to traditional wood framing.
The interiors of real containers are cramped so the stacks are purposely widened but the plan still can reflect the project’s idea, accentuated with industrial corrugated metal. There is a custom-designed spot for the baby grand piano to fill this house with music.
- Natural ventilation and daylighting
- Shipping container materials
- Double-height living and dining space
- Residential remodel
Musician’s House Gallery
Photographer: David W Cohen