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A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers

By Jenny Xie
A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container strategically angled for protection from the climate, privacy, and desert views.
Earlier this year, film producer Chris Hanley—known for seminal films such as American Psycho and The Virgin Suicides—invited his friends on a road trip to see his 90-acre plot of land in Joshua Tree, California.
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