A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home – Dwell.com December 12, 2020 Weirdness Wednesdays December 16, 2020

I saw this online recently – A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home: https://www.dwell.com/article/wyss-family-container-house-paul-michael-davis-6120b623. It’s a long article, but here are some basics. Plus, it includes photos and floor plans.

By Mandi Keighran December 12, 2020

Part of a new addition, the containers divide the interior spaces and nod to the family’s love of contemporary art.

Growing up in Basel, Switzerland, Balthasar Wyss was fascinated by two things: the city’s famous contemporary art scene and the boats in the local harbor. It was this fascination that inspired him to incorporate shipping containers into the 1950’s split level home that he and his wife, Steph, share in Mercer Island, Washington. 

Balthasar and Steph had been living in the house with their three boys for some time, and it was starting to feel cramped and dated. A renovation was in order. For that, they turned to Seattle architect Paul Michael Davis. 

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“Balthasar loves shipping containers simply as objects, but also as symbols of global trade,” says Davis. “Conversations about contemporary art led to our decision to treat the containers more like art pieces than structural armatures.” 

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https://www.dwell.com/article/wyss-family-container-house-paul-michael-davis-6120b623

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3 Responses to A Seattle Family Tucks Two Shipping Containers Inside Their 1950s Home – Dwell.com December 12, 2020 Weirdness Wednesdays December 16, 2020

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