My cousin-in-law, Jonathan Dowse, has created a very cool domicile out of shipping containers (well, it’s a virtual design, but it’s on the beach, so I totally want him to build me one).
Jon’s 3D “Wave Shelter” is now up for a Guggenheim prize — he made the top ten out of 600 contestants from 68 countries! Jon didn’t even go to school for architectural design; he’s just a regular dude who likes to geek out with Google SketchUp and Google Earth. A kickass regular dude, that is. We had a blast hanging out with him and my cousin Hannah on our recent pass through North Carolina, and hope to see them again real soon.
Since there’s a fairly sizable geek contingent here at The Contrarian, I figured I’d hip you all to Jon’s concept. Of course, I do have an agenda: I want you to vote for Jon’s “Wave Shelter” so he can win the as-yet-undisclosed juried prize, which is a pretty big deal. It only takes a second to do (Jon’s submission is at the top of the page, so you don’t even have to scroll!), and I’d be grateful if you could help put him over the top.
I’ll let you know how it turns out.