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Shipping Containers Make This Warehouse Amazingly Cozy

From the outside, Bomastraat—a ridiculously hip family abode in Ghent, Belgium—looks relatively unassuming, thanks to an original red-bricked facade and corrugated shed roof. In fact, passersby would never even know that inside the old warehouse, a renovated house designed by local firm NU architectuuratelier offers a family-friendly residence that's at once industrial-chic and seriously homey, despite its unconventional, steely make-up. The floorplan is open and rather loft-like, but makes room two repurposed shipping containers that act as a private, vertical dwelling within the cavernous space (way to pack in every last major design trend, NU architectuuratelier!) and can even be used as a "self-contained bed and breakfast."

A third shipping container on the cement-floored patio connects the living room with a walled garden and a bonus workshop—all of which are meant to blur the line between indoor and outdoor space. Meanwhile, all the other outdoor courtyards interspersed throughout the boxy home offer patches of green space and make for plenty of sunlight. Find the full Bomastraat gallery, right this way.

· Belgian Warehouse Home Shelters Three Shipping Containers Inside [Inhabitat]