Shipping Container Art and Architecture “The Suburban House Kit” by Adam Kalkin 2004

The “Suburban House Kit” was a full-scale suburban environment created by Adam Kalkin, with Jim Isermann, Martin Kersels, Aernout Mik, Tobias Rehberger, and Haim Steinbach. It included a pre-fabricated steel shipping containers, an origami garden, a backyard, a driveway, a car and all the other amenities associated with suburban living.

The Suburban House Kit examined the American utopian vision from the point of view of an international group of architects and artists who are freely ambivalent about the financial and social structures that have shaped the American dream. It treats art, architecture and commerce as an uninterrupted cultural continuum carefully evolved through Darwinian processes which promote the survival of a species at the expense of its individual members.

This segment by Guerrilla Homes (a four-part programme, which aired on BBC 3 in 2004) was on Adam Kalkin’s Shipping Container Architecture and Container Home “The Suburban House Kit”


Courtesy Of: Deitch