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Business_news The producer of the cult classic movie ‘American Psycho’ is building a shipping container home in the California desert that looks like an exploding star. Take a look inside the Starburst House.

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  • A home resembling an exploding star will soon grace the landscape of Joshua Tree, California.
  • Called the ‘Starburst House,’ the home will consist of 21 splayed shipping containers.
  • ‘American Psycho’ film producerChris Hanleycommissioned London-based architectJames Whitakerto design the home for his 90-acre Joshua Tree estate.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin on the house this year.
  • Take a look inside the Starburst House, which comes with a solar-paneled garage and above-ground pool.
  • Visit business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Business_news While film production has taken center stage throughout much of Hanley’s life, he is leaning into another passion of his: commissioning renowned architects to bring innovative homes to life.

Hanley captures his reflection in the Invisible House.

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Business_news The home, which Demi Lovato recently rented out, is located on a 90-acre estate in Joshua Tree, California, that Hanley and his wife, Roberta, purchased in 2006. The couple also installed a prefab guest house by Office of Mobile Design on the land.

View of Hanley’s 90-acre Joshua Tree estate.

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Business_news Now, they’re ready to break ground on a third home that they’ve dubbed ‘the Starburst House.”

Rendering of the Starburst House. Aerial view.

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Business_news Consisting of 21 splayed shipping containers, the home resembles an exploding star.

Rendering of the Starburst House, showing the outside deck and pool.

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Business_news London-based architect James Whitaker originally designed the home as an office for an advertising startup in Germany that went under. Since 2017, he has worked with Hanley to adapt the design for the California desert landscape.

Rendering of the Starburst House.

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Business_news After three years of planning, construction is finally scheduled to start at the end of this year.

Rendering of the Starburst House.

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Business_news “Each container is orientated to maximize views across the landscape, control light entering the house, or to use the topography to provide privacy, depending on their individual use,” Whitaker told business Insider.

Rendering of the Starburst House.

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Business_news So as not to disturb the land, the home will be elevated above the ground by steel plates and posts.

View of the kitchen.

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Business_news Containers on the ground level will have glass windows that open to the outside, Hanley told business Insider.

Rendering of the Starburst House.

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Business_news The ceiling will rise to a height of almost 34 feet.

Rendering of the Starburst House. Close-up aerial view.

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