Fun stuff – The Bunny Lane House

bunny lane house

A house built inside of a large metal shed.

image from: www.messynessychic.com

image from: www.messynessychic.com

Why?

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image from: www.architectureandhygiene.com

Just ’cause.

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image from: www.messynessychic.com

It’s art folks!

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image from: www.messynessychic.com

Who does that? And then calls it “The Bunny Lane House“?

This guy:

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image from: www.artnet.com

Adam Kalkin is an architectural bad-ass who thinks outside the box; er, well…. something like that.

In any case, he’s brilliant. And perfect fodder for us here at House Crazy!

The Bunny Lane House was a 2001 project by Kalkin in suburban New Jersey.

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It is, in fact, a traditional single family home with a larger industrial metal shell built around it.

This is what the inside of the house looks like:

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image from: http://www.architectureandhygiene.com

image from: http://www.architectureandhygiene.com

image from: http://www.architectureandhygiene.com

Sweet right?

The creation is some sort of statement about the juxtaposition of doll house domestic life and industrial loft design.

This is the opposite end of the metal shell:

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image from: http://www.architectureandhygiene.com

Modern loft-like cube spaces!

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Very ingenious Mr. Kalkin.

The only question I have (that I could not find an answer to) is this: does anyone actually live there?

If not, I would like to volunteer myself and my children. That way, I could live in my own little dollhouse and my hooligans could run wild in the rest of the place!

 

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Sources:

http://www.architectureandhygiene.com/bunnyLane/bunnyLane_main.html

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/01/04/the-vintage-house-inside-a-giant-industrial-shed/

http://inhabitat.com/residence-bunny-lane-adam-kalkin/

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • SueSue says:

    Yes, you should all be able to live there. I adore this bunny house, it makes me giddy. This made me remember how…now you’re not going to believe it…our neighbor had what I called a Kangaroo house. They had a little 1-1/2 story farm house. He started building a much, much larger home for them..only…the original little farm house was still inside of it as he built the new one around it. So wife and he would go outside of their original door and the outside of the new door. Very dark inside the original house and depression set in. Eventually the little house was torn down and integrated into the new house..everything all new and the final result is wonderful, but, yeah, it was the kangaroo house!

  • CIRCA says:

    WOW WOW WOW. That is absolutely amazing!

  • SB Smith says:

    That’s fun !
    I was thinking claustrophobic, but you can go to another part of it and it’s wide open with big windows…yes, I think you and your “hooligans” should be living there !
    😀

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