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c320 Studio
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c320 Studio

HyBrid Architecture
Aberdeen, WA

HyBrid Architecture has a crush on the container, using it for everything from backyard studios to Cargotown, a design scheme they’ve proposed for Seattle’s new waterfront. The c320 Studio was commissioned in 2005 by the owner of an organic farm in the Pacific Northwest. HyBrid designed this 320-square-foot retreat for the property’s most scenic corner, providing a sort of escape without leaving town. The architects thought the installation would take about ten hours, says HyBrid principal Robert Humble, but “it actually took about three hours, and then everyone had lunch and enjoyed the new home around us!”


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