Architects Build Williamsburg House out of Shipping Containers

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This won’t be the first home in Williamsburg made out of shipping containers, but it’s still an interesting bit of architecture. Curbed got wind of the three-story, single-family home going up at 2 Monitor Street in East Williamsburg. Designed by LOT-EK, the house will be made of 21 stacked shipping containers sliced diagonally in varying shapes.

The slanted design allows for outdoor space on every level, including a small pool, an outdoor deck and a built-in BBQ pit. On the ground floor, the diagonal cut creates space for a driveway leading into a garage, as well as a cellar. The first floor has an “open kitchen, dining and living room,” and “the area right above the slanted floor holds a media/family room with tiered, bleacher-style seating,” according to LOT-EK. Then the kids’ bedrooms are on the second floor, and the master bed/bath is on the third.

We’ve included more renderings and pictures after the jump. What do you think of the design?

Angular Shipping Container House Gets Stacked in the ‘Burg [Curbed] GMAP
Photos by Curbed and Renderings by LOT-EK

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