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Off the Grid Container Studio
2011-2012

A 8’x20’ shipping container is converted into a getaway retreat for one (or two).
Compact well organized 160sf packed with program and stacking functions. Maximum efficiency with a small footprint. Comfortable and surprisingly spacious for its size.
Perfectly integrated into its tropical environment with an outside shower. AY small exterior deck extends the living space bonding with Nature.

A small solar system powers the LED lights and an energy-efficient refrigerator.

A simple water catchment is used for a small vegetable garden.

Know how... Kwow
2013
 
​3 shipping containers form a functional yet elegant open space layout and a surprising retreat master suite with its own private deck and outside paradise jungle shower.

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Solar Shed & Ag Storage, Kauai
2011, CanDo-Hawaii

One container and shed structure for a solar system and a spacious tool storage underneath.

Perfectly integrated recessed into grade for a small building scale.

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Solar Shed & Ag Storage, Kauai

2011, CanDo-Hawaii

Two containers develop a compact, small footprint for a Solar Shed, ag storage, guest room and multi-functional open space for social gatherings.

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Container Studio
2011, 2012


A small affordable container conversion into a self-sufficient studio for a single person. Built

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Container Residence, Oahu
2010

Project: Sitting on a steep site, four 40’ containers make a small private residence for two, cantilevering out to the magnificent views of the North Shore of Oahu.
 

Responsibilities: Architect Project manager, designing in close collaboration with the principal architect. 3dmodels and cad work.

This is a De Jesus Architecture & Design project.

For more information visit www.dejesusarchitecture. com

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Temporary living pods
2011

Concept diagrams developed for the particular need of temporary farm workers on AG land on Kauai and Hawaii. Temporary, small, off-the-grid and portable structures are a fundamental
requirement.

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Design a Shelter Competition
2009

Design a Shelter - Guggenheim ideas competition 2009.
Project requirements: A 100sf max shelter for Sleep and Study, with no utilities.
Entry specs: a 8x10 ISO container, with a retractable bunk and desk and multi-functional stool/chair. Color pallets assure perfect integration in any context, from Urban Plaza to Wild Nature.

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