Sculpting a Small Space

A great find in a desirable urban neighborhood often requires the sculpting of a small space into a home. Join the growing number of urban pioneers who find that creative persistence pays off.

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Pushbutton House
The "Pushbutton House" is a shipping container that opens to reveal a sectional apartment. When asked if it's a home or an art project, Adam Kalkin, a conceptual artist and architect, says: "It's a theater piece; it's a sculpture? I don't know what it is. It's a machine." While clearly not practical as a primary residence, Kalkin's project challenges our ideas of what we call home.

You'd never know by looking at it that this shipping container houses, well, a house. A few years ago, Adam Kalkin was commissioned to create a house that would travel around the country. That project fell through, but the idea of a space that could totally transform itself lingered, and Kalkin began work on the "Pushbutton House."

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