Global / Local Design Strategy
We considered the need for a global design approach as well as the comfort and ownership of a locally designed home.
Green Machine is a modified, used shipping container that houses the elements of a regenerative cycle of life. It is self-sufficient when connected to a Blue Space that efficiently and cleanly gathers power from our natural world. The Green Machine supports that which is necessary for survival: food, water, power storage and transformation. The Green Machine can be deployed anywhere in the world. We consider the container a universal building material since they are found in every port on every continent. We modified the container slightly, then insulated it for protection from cold weather. Its roof garden will cool the house in hot, arid climates.
Blue Space can therefore be indigenous to its locale. Its size, construction, and architecture can change according to the climate and conditions of its site. Our Blue Space is designed for Northeastern American climate.