1930s Brooklyn carriage house gets an ethereal, modern makeover with shipping containers – Curbed NY
Updating an previous constructing right into a modern residence is a frightening activity, however one which New York-based mostly architecture firm Lot-Ek is acquainted with. The agency was tapped in 2014 by a New York gallerist and artist couple to design a household dwelling of their 1930s Clinton Hill carriage house. Lot-Ek went to work, conceiving of a colorful setback rooftop addition fabricated from shipping containers, an object that always figures into the agency’s work.
The brilliant orange addition is made of 4 stacked shipping containers. Elements of their corrugated metallic partitions had been stripped away and changed with glass to create home windows.
Lot-Ek’s work additionally prolonged down into the house. “The area is organized by way of the insertion of a single vertical quantity that—as a jellyfish, resting its bell or umbrella on the roof—crosses your complete house with its tentacles, extending from the roof to the bottom,” the agency writes on its web site.
The orange of the shipping containers carries down by way of the house, orienting its inside group. Bisecting the house, the orange part holds the steps, closets, mechanicals, and loos, and creates two distinct sides, on the back and front of the house, for various functions.
On the primary ground, a mud room sits on the entrance aspect and a eating and residing space occupies the rear. On the second ground, a master suite faces the road whereas a secondary bed room is tucked within the rear. The penthouse addition not solely created extra inside area for the household, but additionally offers a deck and shaded roof.
The carriage house’s renovation first appeared in Dezeen.