Photo credit: Danny Bright
Architecture firm LOT-EK used 21 shipping containers to build the "Carroll House," a single-family residence located in Brooklyn's williamsburg neighborhood. The containers were stacked atop each other, and then cut diagonally along the top / bottom to create 'a monolithic and private volume within the urban fabric.' Plus, the construction team repurposed all of the scrap leftover by the diagonal cut inside the living space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
"LOT-EK's design results in generous outdoor space at each level, with a series of four terraces cascading down the rear of the house. these four private decks are adjoined by large sliding glass walls that create a continuity between indoor and outdoor space. the diagonal cut of the shipping containers not only modifies the nature of the residence's floor plans, but also helps ensure seclusion with the outdoor terraces remaining private and unobserved by passersby," reports Design Boom.