Bsq. Office in a Shipping Container

After seeing Mocoloco's pictures of the BSq. office in a shipping container we noted that we would catch up with it later, and indeed we have. And it is worth seeing; where it gets a bit tight in a container for living spaces, it works very well as a landscape designers' office for two.

That's what Robert Boltman and his partner Alex Bartlett of Bsq. Landscape Design Studio have done. Even though they have insulated it with four inches of rock wool and even taken up space with a rock filled planter along one side, it feels comfortable and generous.

Behind the decorative fixie they have batteries and inverter powered by a rooftop solar panel with enough juice to power the LED lighting and their notebook computers; there appears to be no provision for heating yet.

a ladder and hatch provides access to the roof;

which is divided between a lovely terrace and a sedum moss green roof.

Bsq's main gig is landscape design in Toronto (where they will be using this as an office) but as shipping containers are easy to handle, they are offering these as a sideline and will ship anywhere. We caught a quick interview:

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Tags: Canada | Solar Power


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