Industrial chic meets country living in this contemporary shipping container home in Meuse, France. Spray Architecture designed this two-container home, named Un Dernier Voyage (French for “a final journey”). This house is for writer and sculptor Gabrielle Vella-Boucaud who wanted to settle down after years of traveling. The 1,184-square-foot French countryside home is filled with natural light and a beautiful collection of the artist’s sculptures.
The Un Dernier Voyage house is set above pier foundations and a bed of white gravel.
The Un Dernier Voyage house comprises two all-black metal containers: a larger unit for the living quarters, and a smaller volume that serves as the artist’s workshop. How do you think of it?
The main unit overlooks the pastoral landscape through a large wood-lined outdoor patio that spans the width of the home.
The large patio faces north.
Multiple large glazed openings, the majority of which double as doors, punctuate the corrugated metal facade.
All rooms of the house have doors that lead out to the patio.
Like the facade, the interior is kept minimalist and maintains an industrial chic vibe. The corrugated metal is left exposed on the ceilings and supported by black metal ceiling beams, while long metal ducts and naked bulbs are suspended from above.
The walls are painted white to reflect the natural light and provide a neutral backdrop to the colorful sculptures that punctuate the space.
A secondary covered patio on the south end serves as the point of entry.
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