The Crossbox House is a perfect example of how creative ideas and design innovation can create surprises. Designed by Clément Gillet Architectes, a well known French Architect firm, the house is all about small uses and serves the need for a small family. It is located in Pont Péan, France and spreads over an area of 1,120 sq ft. The design has been created by using old shipping containers by recycling them, which makes the house as much livable like any other. With use of old boxes, the house is certainly worth enjoying and has a good amount of living space.
From the exteriors, the house looks more like one box stacked upon another, with the lower one in black and the upper one in green. The vibrant colors give the house a much needed difference from the other houses around. In spite of using boxes, the house has good amount of ventilation from either side of the boxes and at the centers, as well. The interiors of the house are completely different from the exteriors and offer the people inside a warm and cozy ambience. The floors are timber clad, while the walls are in a simple plastered white finish.
Understanding the limited space available, the house is extremely well done with restricted furniture that has been chosen in the modern lines. With a few paintings on the wall, the floor space is devoid of any unwanted objects. With simple LED lights on the walls in interiors and below the first box on the exteriors, the house is a perfect object by dark. Space, light and air, everything in a limited space makes this home a true architectural marvel!
Photos by: Javier Callejas